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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” through the years, met his spouse Dee Dee Benkie, a political strategist, within the inexperienced room of the present earlier than a televised section, the Fox Information host stated. The couple returned to the present in 2015 to announce they have been married and had eloped whereas standing in entrance of the Lincoln Middle fountain.

Cavuto stated he takes “nice pleasure” figuring out that his present was liable for introducing the 2 and joked that it was clear from subsequent joint interviews that “Dee Dee was working the wedding and the great ‘Godfather’ determine was form of simply taking the orders.”


Dee Dee, shared a number of photographs of the “Goodfellas” actor by the years whereas confirming his dying 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 best performers to ever grace the display screen and stage,” she stated in a press release.

The “Regulation & Order” actor, in keeping 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, enjoying 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 typically say that whereas he may 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 an enormous softy with a troublesome man persona.

“You understand, he performed one of many scariest characters in any of the mob films or sequence,” the Fox Information host stated. “And I acquired to let you know, he was only a huge outdated softy with a coronary heart of gold.”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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