Ray Liotta dead: Goodfellas star passes away aged 67 1 month ago

Ray Liotta dead: Goodfellas star passes away aged 67

He allegedly died in his sleep

Actor Ray Liotta, most known for his appearance in the Martin Scorsese classic Goodfellas, has died aged 67.


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According to Deadline, the actor died in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting Dangerous Waters alongside Eric Dane, 49, and Odeya Rush, 25.


He is survived by his daughter Karsen and his fiancee Jacy Nittolo.

Liotta portrayed a plethora of iconic characters throughout his career in just about every genre imaginable. While Goodfellas is arguably his most iconic role, Liotta mastered just about every role he was served. Film credits aside, Liotta's appeared on some of the biggest TV shows in modern history, including Family Guy, The Rat Pack, ER, and Modern Family.

Fans of gaming may also be familiar with Liotta's portrayal of Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, or as Billy Handsome in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Tributes are already pouring in across the internet, with scenes from Goodfellas usually accompanying heartfelt condolences.


"RIP the great Ray Liotta, who could make movies feel chaotic in the best way," wrote one fan.

Another said: "RIP Ray Liotta. Hope they don't serve you egg noodles and ketchup in heaven."


The Museum of the Moving Image posted a series of images to Twitter alongside "That's range."

Lorraine Bracco, who starred in Goodfellas alongside Liotta, tweeted: "I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray.

"I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite 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."


More details are expected to follow.

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