Ray Liotta, an actor best known for his role as the hustler turned mob snitch Henry Hill in famed director Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, has died. Liotta, 67, leaves behind a daughter, Karsen. He died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liotta also was memorable as Ray Sinclair, the violent ex-convict husband of Melanie Griffith’s character, in Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild and as cop Matt Wozniak on the 2016-18 NBC cop drama Shades of Blue.
Lorraine Bracco, who was a co-actor in GoodFellas, paid tribute to him. “I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray,” she wrote on Twitter. “I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favourite 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.”
Josh Brolin took to Instagram and shared a picture of the actor, alongside he wrote, “My buddy. My friend. How so soon? Why? I’ll miss you. I will think about seeing you at Gold’s often, talking about what to do next, how to find something together. I always looked up to you — the work was always so good, but the man you were always stood out among the rest of them. Yes, I will miss you, pal. Until we meet again, wherever they say that is.”
Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted, “Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear.”
Jeffrey Wright also wrote a heartfelt note, “Ray Liotta. Man. Just met dude for the first time last year. GREAT actor,” he tweeted.
About Ray Liotta
Raymond Allen Liotta was born in the city of Newark on December 18, 1954. He was adopted from an orphanage when he was six months old. Later in life, he won an Emmy in 2005 for his guest turn on the NBC drama ER.
-with ANI inputs