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Ray Liotta: Goodfellas actor dies aged 67 | Ents & Arts News


Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has died aged 67.

It is understood he passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic. No foul play is suspected.

He was shooting a movie called Dangerous Waters, according to showbiz website Deadline, and was engaged to be married.

His fiancee Jacy Nittolo was reportedly with him as he worked on his latest project. He leaves a daughter, Karsen.

In Goodfellas, released in 1990, Liotta played real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorcese’s critically acclaimed film.

Lorraine Bracco, who played Hill’s wife, Karen, said she was “utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray”.

She tweeted: “I can be anywhere in the world and people will come up and tell me their favourite movie is Goodfellas.

“Then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie. My response has always been the same…Ray Liotta.”

Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci in Goodfellas

Born in Newark, New Jersey in December 1954, Liotta also played Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams and Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

After being abandoned at an orphanage as a baby, he was adopted at six months by township clerk Mary and auto-parts store owner Alfred Liotta.

His career was still very much active. Recent projects included The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move.


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