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Fox Information host Neil Cavuto paid tribute to Paul Sorvino on “Your World” Monday, reflecting on the life and legacy of the Hollywood star who died of pure causes on the age of 83.

The “Goodfellas” actor, who was a frequent visitor on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” over time, met his spouse Dee Dee Benkie, a political strategist, within the inexperienced room of the present earlier than a televised phase, the Fox Information host mentioned. The couple returned to the present in 2015 to announce they have been married and had eloped whereas standing in entrance of the Lincoln Heart fountain.

Cavuto mentioned he takes “nice satisfaction” understanding that his present was answerable for introducing the 2 and joked that it was clear from subsequent joint interviews that “Dee Dee was operating the wedding and the nice ‘Godfather’ determine was form of simply taking the orders.”


Dee Dee, shared a number of pictures of the “Goodfellas” actor by means of the years whereas confirming his loss of life on-line.

“Our hearts are damaged, there’ll by no means be one other Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life, and one of many biggest performers to ever grace the display and stage,” she mentioned in a press release.

The “Regulation & Order” actor, in accordance with his consultant Roger Neal. Sorvino had handled well being points within the final years of his life.

In his over 50 years within the leisure enterprise, Sorvino was a mainstay in movies and tv, taking part in an Italian American communist in Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” Henry Kissinger in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon” and mob boss Eddie Valentine in “The Rocketeer.” 

He would usually say that whereas he is likely to be finest identified for enjoying gangsters, his actual passions have been poetry, portray and opera.

Dee Dee (Benkie) Sorvino first met Paul Sorvino within the inexperienced room at Fox Information forward of a Neil Cavuto look. The couple eloped in 2014.
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Cavuto described the actor as a giant softy with a tricky man persona.

“, he performed one of many scariest characters in any of the mob films or collection,” the Fox Information host mentioned. “And I bought to inform you, he was only a large previous softy with a coronary heart of gold.”


 Along with Dee Dee, Sorvino is survived by his three grownup youngsters, Mira, Amanda and Michael, and 5 grandchildren.

Fox Information’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.

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