Ray Liotta famously portrayed gangster Henry Hill in the legendary Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas.” Liotta’s career spanned decades as an award-winning star of television and the silver screen. Sadly, Ray has passed away at the age of 67.
Liotta was shooting a movie called “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic at the time of his death. TMZ reported that a source close to the actor said he passed in his sleep. No foul play is suspected.
Ray Liotta’s breakthrough role in “Goodfellas” launched a stellar career. Liotta appeared as iconic characters in “Field of Dreams,” “Corrina Corrina,” and “Blow.” Ray also acted in several family films and was able to easily cross between different genres due to his impressive range.
Liotta won a primetime Emmy as Outstand Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the hit medical show “ER.” He was nominated for SAG Awards for “Texas Rising” and “The Rat Pack.” Liotta also took home several independent film awards and won a NAVGTR award for his voice work in the video game “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.”
The most famous role of his career was that of Henry Hill. Ray Liotta masterfully portrayed Hill alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. He famously lobbied endlessly to land the part, which defined his body of work.
No further details are known about the circumstances of Ray Liotta’s death. He was truly a legend to film buffs around the world. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, co-stars, and loved ones.