‘Goodfellas’ star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Ray Liotta, known for his roles in “Goodfellas,” “Field of Dreams” and other films, has died at the age of 67.

Liotta passed away in his sleep. No other cause of death was reported.

His work

“Ray was working on a project in the Dominican Republic called ‘Dangerous Waters’ when he passed. He passed in his sleep. He is survived by his daughter, Karsen, and his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo,” his publicist Jennifer Allen said.

Liotta became a star in the 1980s as “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams” with Kevin Kostner.

He also served as mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 film “Goodfellas” with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci.

His impact

“I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray,” Lorraine Bracco, who appeared in “Goodfellas” with Liotta, said in a tweet.

“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,” she added.

Jamie Lee Curtis wrote on Instagram: “Ray Liotta has died. What a gentle human. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human. A beautiful artist. We made the lovely film, Dominic and Eugene in 1986. Sad news.”

His impact will continue to extend for years to come through his films and the lives he has influenced.

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