Fully Vaccinated Goodfellas Star Ray Liotta, 67, Dies in His Sleep
Actor Ray Liotta, whose career breakout came in the Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas, has died.
It is not yet clear what he died of or when but there is understood to be no suspicion of foul play.
We are saddened and shocked by the sudden death of SAG Award-nominee Ray Liotta. He gave us legendary performances in Good Fellas, Field of Dreams and so many other films. Our condolences go out to his daughter and fiancée.#sagaftramember since 1977 https://t.co/MjrWOLDsHg
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) May 26, 2022
The 67-year-old passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.
The legendary actor was reportedly halfway through recording the movie.
Ray Liotta, the legendary actor known for his memorable roles in “Goodfellas” and “Field of Dreams,” has died at 67. https://t.co/f7grPqAjLg pic.twitter.com/1we9J98pcw
— Variety (@Variety) May 26, 2022
Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen, whon he shares with his ex-wife. He was engaged to Jacy Nittolo, a mother of four.
I’ll choose to remember him like this. #RayLiotta pic.twitter.com/0tmydtmivv
— Josh Lami (@ShutUpJoshLami) May 26, 2022
Playing the real-life mobster Henry Hill, Liotta shot to stardom in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” which revolutionized the gangster genre and received heaps of critical and commercial success.
He also played real-life MLB star Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” opposite Kevin Costner. The film also earned three Oscar nominations, including a best picture nod, and has gone down as one of the most beloved sports movies in history.