Paul Sorvino, 83, died after appearing in Goodfellas and Law & Order.

Paul Sorvino spent more than 50 years working in cinema and television.

He passed away from natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

He made Broadway, screen appearances, and TV appearances.

Sorvino, who spent more than 50 years working in cinema and television, is best remembered for his role as police sergeant Phil Cerretta on the TV show Law & Order in the 1990s.

Both his wife Dee Dee Sorvino and his Oscar-winning star daughter Mira Sorvino posted updates about his passing on Twitter.

A representative for the actor confirmed that Sorvino passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, of natural causes.

Sorvino, a Brooklyn native who studied music and initially intended to pursue a career as an opera singer, was born in 1939.

Throughout his lengthy career, he appeared in both the 1982 film adaptation and the Broadway play That Championship Season, for which he was nominated for a Tony.

Additional film credits included Dick Tracy, Nixon, Reds, and Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann. Mira Sorvino, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for Mighty Aphrodite in 1996, was one of Sorvino's three children.