Actor Ray Liotta has died aged 67.
Liotta, who was known for his role as gangster-turned-FBI informant Henry Hill in the 1990 film Freedmendied in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a thriller Dangerous watershis publicist confirmed to Variety. He would be survived by an adult daughter, Karsen, and his fiancée Jacy Nittolo.
A representative for Liotta did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.
Liotta has also had roles in films as diverse on the subject as field of dreamsin which he played “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, two Muppet films and Marriage story, alongside Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. On television, he has voiced characters on The simpsons and played characters on shows such as ISfor which he won the Emmy for best guest actor in 2005, and appeared on Just shoot me! and modern family. Overall, he had over 100 credits under his belt. On IMDb, he has six current projects.
His many former co-stars were quick to pay tribute to the prolific actor.
Lorraine Bracco, who played his wife in Freedmensaid she was “completely overwhelmed” by the news.
“I can be just about anywhere in the world and people come and tell me their favorite movie is Freedmen“, she wrote. “And then they always ask what was the best part of making this movie. And my answer has always been the same… Ray Liotta.”
Jamie Lee Curtis, who worked with him on the film Dominique and Eugene in the late 80s, called him both a “nice human” and a “magnificent artist”.
Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Rosanna Arquette and others also sent kind words.