Goodfellas' Actor Ray Liotta Has Died At Age 67: "How Did He Die"

Goodfellas' Actor Ray Liotta Has Died At Age 67: "How Did He Die" 

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After information broke that Goodfellas famous person Ray Liotta had died at age 67, tributes from costars, filmmakers, and lovers started to pour in. 

The actor reportedly surpassed away in his sleep withinside the Dominican Republic in which he changed into capturing the movie Dangerous Waters. Best summarizing the world’s response to the information, James Caan surely tweeted, “Not Ray.”

One of the earliest tributes got here from Lorraine Bracco, who performed Liotta’s onscreen spouse in Goodfellas. “I am wholly shattered to pay attention this horrible information approximately my Ray,” she tweeted along a image of herself with Liotta.

“I may be everywhere withinside the world & humans will come up & inform me their favored film is Goodfellas. Then they usually ask what changed into the great a part of making that film. My reaction has usually been the same…Ray Liotta.”

Martin Scorsese, who helmed Liotta’s famous person-making mob epic, stated in a assertion to Vanity Fair: “I’m virtually stunned and devastated with the aid of using the sudden, sudden loss of life of Ray Liotta. 

He changed into so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so brave as an actor. Playing Henry Hill in Good Fellas changed into a tall order, due to the fact the individual had such a lot of exclusive facets, such a lot of complex layers, and Ray changed into in nearly each scene of a long, hard shoot. 

He virtually surprised me, and I’ll usually be pleased with the paintings we did collectively on that picture. My coronary heart is going out to his cherished ones, and it aches for his loss, manner too early.”

Liotta’s costar withinside the 1990 movie, Robert De Niro shared a assertion, writing, “I changed into very saddened to analyze of Ray’s passing. He is manner too younger to have left us. May he Rest in Peace.”

Several different celebrities who labored with or favourite Liotta paid homage to him on social media as well, such as his Shades of Blue costar Jennifer Lopez, Field of Dreams’ Kevin Costner, Elizabeth Banks, who directed him in the imminent movie Cocaine Bear,  and Taron Egerton, who stars along the actor on this year’s AppleTV+ collection Blackbird. 



Liotta changed into withinside the Dominican Republic capturing the film Dangerous Waters while he died. He is possibly great remembered for his position as Henry Hill withinside the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas.

One of the wisest of wiseguys is gone. Actor Ray Liotta died the day gone by at the same time as filming withinside the Dominican Republic. He changed into 67. He changed into the charismatic famous person of "Goodfellas," gambling a real-existence mobster who rose, fell and sooner or later became on different mobsters.


STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Ray Liotta changed into born in Newark, N.J., in 1954. He changed into followed out of an orphanage with the aid of using an Italian American family. He studied performing at the University of Miami, and he performed a jealous ex-husband withinside the 1986 film "Something Wild."


(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "SOMETHING WILD")

RAY LIOTTA: (As Ray Sinclair) You know, Charlie, she's now no longer going to be too glad riding round in a station wagon the relaxation of her existence. You higher consider that.

FADEL: Later, he performed Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field Of Dreams."


(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "FIELD OF DREAMS")


LIOTTA: (As Shoeless Joe Jackson) If you construct it, he's going to come.

FADEL: But his defining overall performance changed into as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas." In one scene, he is puzzled with the aid of using Joe Pesci approximately an offhand remark.


(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "GOODFELLAS")

JOE PESCI: (As Tommy DeVito) What do you suggest I'm humorous?


(LAUGHTER)


LIOTTA: (As Henry Hill) It's humorous. You know, that tale - it is humorous. You're a humorous guy.

PESCI: (As Tommy DeVito) What do you suggest? You suggest the manner I talk? What?


LIOTTA: (As Henry Hill) It's simply - you know. It's - you are simply humorous. It's humorous, you know, the manner you inform the tale and everything.


PESCI: (As Tommy DeVito) Funny how?

INSKEEP: You can experience the menace. The movie changed into nearly too appropriate for Ray Liotta. He later averted gangster roles for a time due to the fact he failed to need to be typecast. Not till overdue in his profession did he go back to that genre, drastically withinside the current Sopranos prequel, "The Many Saints Of Newark."


(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK")

LIOTTA: (As Salvatore Moltisanti) Maybe a number of the stuff you select to do are not God's favored.


ALESSANDRO NIVOLA: (As Dickie Moltisanti) What are you seeking to say?


LIOTTA: (As Salvatore Moltisanti) What do I know? I'm a murderer.

INSKEEP: Several of Ray Liotta's characters were. But in that movie, he absolutely performed  characters - twins with very exclusive personalities, which spoke to the complexity of humans and additionally to his appearing talent.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS BUT A DREAM")


THE HARPTONES: (Singing) Life is however a dream. It's what you're making it.


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