Legendary ‘Goodfellas’ Actor Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Legendary actor Ray Liotta has died at the age of 67.

He reportedly died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while filming “Dangerous Waters,” according to his publicist.

Best known for his role in Martin Scorcese’s classic “Goodfellas,” Liotta starred in countless films over the years, including “Field of Dreams,” “Blow,” “Revolver,” “Smokin’ Aces,” “Hannibal “, “The Place Beyond the Pines”, “Marriage Story”, “Cop Land” and “The Many Saints of Newark”.

The Newark, New Jersey native began acting in 1978 taking on various soap opera roles before landing a lead role in “Something Wild,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 1987. He played Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams” in 1989 before gaining worldwide recognition as Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” in 1990.

He also won a 2005 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in “ER” and voiced the title character in “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.”

Liotta leaves behind his daughter Karsen and his fiancée Jacy Nittolo.

The producers of “Dangerous Waters” released a statement later Thursday, which read:

“We were deeply saddened to learn of Ray’s passing, it is a tremendous loss and our deepest condolences go out to his family, his fiancee Jacy and their daughter Karsen.”

Co-stars, friends and other celebrities took to social media to express their condolences. after hearing the news of Liotta’s death on Thursday.

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