Shortly after the death of Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino took to Twitter to pay tribute to her late father – whom she lovingly credited during her Oscars acceptance speech in 1996. “My father, the great Paul Sorvino, has passed away. My heart is torn – a life of love, of joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful dad. I love him so much. Sending you love in the stars dad as you ride,” the ‘Shining’ star wrote. Vale,” leading countless fans in the replies to offer their condolences and share their fond memories of his father’s work and interactions with him.
With Sorvino’s death coming so close to those of other entertainment icons Ray Liotta (also of “Goodfellas” fame) and musician James Caan Diane Warren posted a social media post honoring the memory of all three. “Ray Liotta, James Caan and now Paul Sorvino, we can be sure a Goodfellas/Godfather mashup movie is being shot in heaven right now,” she tweeted, while “Karate Kid” and “Cobra Kai” were the stars Ralph Macchio added, “#RIP to one of the most true and honest actors I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know,” in one of his own posts.
Several other names, including Marg Helgenberger and Jason Alexander, took to Twitter to honor Paul Sorvino, proving the impact he left on those around him. By fans and cast, he will be sorely missed.