Mira Sorvino Reflects on Death of Dad Paul Sorvino in Heartbreaking Message

Mira Sorvino's father, actor Paul Sorvino, passed away on July 25. He was 83 years old. Read the actress' message about how she has "huge compassion for all who have lost parents."

By Elyse Dupre Aug 18, 2022 2:42 PMTags
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Mira Sorvino knows the pain of losing a loved one firsthand.

Just a few weeks after her father Paul Sorvino's passing, the actress sent her love and support to anyone who is also grieving the death of a parent.

"I miss you Dad!!!" she wrote in an Aug. 17 tweet, adding in another, "I have been dreading the death of my parents my whole life. Now in part it has come to pass. I have huge compassion for all who have lost parents. It leaves you unmoored, thrusts you into a position you were unprepared for, without the counsel and love of those you valued most…" 

After the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion star shared her post, she received several heartfelt messages from others on Twitter, including Mark Hamill

"Dear Mira- Your loss is shared by a world that was enriched by his talent & impeccable artistry," he wrote. "His legacy is immeasurable &, like you, I will treasure his memory forever." 

Mira thanked the Star Wars actor for his words as well as the rest of her followers for their replies, writing, "You all are so sweet, so kind!!!!"

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Paul died on July 25, with his publicist Roger Neal confirming in a release that the 83-year-old actor "passed from natural causes and had dealt with health issues over the past few years." In addition to Mira, Paul is survived by his two other children Amanda and Michael, his wife Dee Dee and five grandchildren.

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Throughout his career, Paul starred in several film and TV roles—including Paul Cicero in Goodfellas, Henry Kissinger in Nixon and Phil Cerreta in Law & Order. He also appeared in the Broadway production of That Championship Season.

After Paul's passing, Mira expressed her grief in a statement on Twitter. "My heart is rent asunder- a life of love and joy and wisdom with him is over," the Impeachment: American Crime Story alum wrote on July 25. "He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. I'm sending you love in the stars Dad as you ascend."

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