Ray Liotta dead: Goodfellas star dies aged 67

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta, 67, died suddenly in the Dominican Republic where he was filming Dangerous Waters.

Actor Ray Liotta, whose career erupted in Martin Scorsese’s crime classic Goodfellas, has died.

He died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming the movie Dangerous Waters, reports Deadline.

The legendary actor was reportedly halfway through filming the film on an out of control sailing vacation. It is not yet known what he died of or when, but there is no suspicion of foul play.

Liotta was 67 and leaves behind a daughter, Karsen. He was engaged to Jacy Nittolo.

The beloved movie star’s sudden death shocked fans, fellow actors, celebrities and politicians, with many social media flooding to pay their respects on Thursday afternoon.

Liotta has embarked on a huge career resurgence in recent years, staring alongside up-and-coming comedians such as Taron Egerton.

But he was perhaps best known for his incredible performance in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 classic Goodfellas, where he played Henry Hill alongside Robert De Niro who played Jimmy Conway.

He has also starred in The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move in recent years.

Liotta recently opened up about how his personality differs from the badass roles he plays on TV and in movies. “I’ve never been in a fight, except during sports, and it’s just shoving, clumsy kid stuff,” he told PEOPLE in November.

“It’s weird how this business works, because I’ve definitely had a career that’s had its ups and downs. For some reason, I’ve been busier this year than in all the years I’ve done this. And I still feel like I’m not there yet. I just think there’s a lot more.

Originally published as Goodfellas star Ray Liotta, 67, dies in his sleep

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