His career in entertainment spanned 50 years. His first job was as an advertising copywriter, but

he left to start his film career in the 70s after debuting on Broadway in 1964.

Natural causes were reported as the cause of his death by his publicist Roger Neal on Monday morning.

He was the love of my life, and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage," his wife, Dee Dee Sorvino, said in a statement.

"Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life,

and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and stage," she added.