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ICONIC Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has suddenly passed away in his sleep, according to reports.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor died on Thursday in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the upcoming film, Dangerous Waters, according to Deadline.

Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta has reportedly passed awayCredit: Getty
Ray Liotta was best known for his role as Henry Hill in 1990's GoodfellasCredit: Kobal Collection - Shutterstock
Goodfellas starred the likes of Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe PesciCredit: Alamy
Ray Liotta and his wife Jacy Nittolo

The outlet did not provide a cause of death. He was 67.

Sources told TMZ there was nothing suspicious about Liotta's death, and no foul play is suspected.

His fiancee Jacy Nittolo was with him while he was filming.

Liotta's career reached new heights following the release of director Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas in 1990, where he portrayed former Lucchese crime family member turned rat Henry Hill.

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The film narrated Hill's growth into an organized crime gang, the one that pulled off the famous Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1978.

The gang made off with more than $5million in cash and jewels stored in the German airline’s air cargo building.

The 90s masterpiece featured the likes of Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco.

It's widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and received six Academy Award nominations and one win after its release.

A year before, he gave an Oscar-nominated performance in the seminal baseball film Field of Dreams, where he played real-life MLB star Shoeless Joe Jackson.

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The film earned three Oscar nominations, including the best picture nod, and has gone down as one of the most beloved sports movies of all time.

Liotta appeared in several other iconic roles, such as Field of Dreams, Cop Land, Corrina Corrina, Operation Dump Drop, Unforgettabble and Blow.

One of his last roles was on the Apple TV+ series Black Bird and the unnervingly calm Uncle Sal in The Many Saints of Newark.


News of Liotta's death quickly spread on social media as many well-known Hollywood stars paid tribute to the late actor.

His Goodfella co-star Bracco said she's "shattered" after hearing the news of Liotta's death, tweeting: "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."

Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis shared: "Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear."

Alessandro Nivola, Liotta's co-star on The Many Saints of Newark, said he was "lucky" to work with the actor in one of his final roles.

"RIP Ray Liotta. I feel so lucky to have squared off against this legend in one of his final roles," Nivola tweeted.

"The scenes we did together were among the all time highlights of my acting career. He was dangerous, unpredictable, hilarious, and generous with his praise for other actors. Too soon."

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Actor Jeffrey Wright shared: "Ray Liotta. Man. Just met dude for the first time last year. GREAT actor. Nice to have had a chance to say that to him. RIP."

The actor is survived by fiancée Nittolo and daughter Karsen, 23.

Ray Liotta was 67Credit: Alamy

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