Goodfellas Star Ray Liotta Has Died
Ray Liotta, whose decades-long career included classics like Goodfellas, has died.
According to Deadline, Liotta “died in his sleep” in the Dominican Republic. He was in the area working on a film.
TMZ later shared a report adding that Liotta and his fiancée Jacy Nittolo were both in the region at the time for the shoot. Additionally, per that report, “there was nothing suspicious” about the actor’s death.
In Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, released in 1990 and still in heavy rotation more than three decades later, Liotta played mobster Henry Hill. One of the film’s most memorable and oft-referenced sequences sees Liotta’s character leading Karen Hill (played by Lorraine Bracco), and by extension the audience, into the Copacabana club.
The film is widely considered to be one of the best of all time. More recently, the Scorsese entry has been responsible for the one of the most ubiquitous GIFs on social media, i.e. Henry Hill’s exaggerated laughter in response to Joe Pesci’s character in the film.