Actor Ray Liotta, star of ‘Goodfellas’ and more, dies at 67

NEW YORK – Actor Ray Liotta has passed away.

His publicist says Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic.

The 67-year-old actor was shooting a movie there.

Liotta was originally from Newark, New Jersey, and is perhaps best known for his starring role in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “Goodfellas.” Other notable features include “Field of Dreams”, “Cop Land”, “Unlawful Entry”, and more.

“I’m completely devastated to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be just about anywhere in the world and people will come and tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. And then they always ask what was best part of doing this And my response has always been the same… Ray Liotta,” actor Lorraine Bracco, his “Goodfellas” co-star, wrote on Instagram.

“Ray Liotta was an absolute legend of film and television – a Primetime Emmy Award winner and native of Newark, NJ. His on-screen work touched the lives of so many. Our hearts go out to his family, his friends and his many fans,” NJ Governor Phil Murphy wrote on Twitter.

“Not Ray,” tweeted actor James Caan.

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