According to reports on Thursday, actor Ray Liotta, well known for his appearances in “Field of Dreams” and “Goodfellas,” died at the age of 67.
The actor passed away in his sleep while filming “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic. There is no evidence of wrongdoing.
Jennifer Allen, Liotta’s spokeswoman, verified the facts of his death to NBC News.
The Golden Globe nominee was best recognized for his role as American mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 movie “Goodfellas,” in which he co-starred with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
Lorraine Bracco, who portrayed Liotta’s wife in the film, described the news as “utterly devastated.”
“People will come up to me wherever in the world and tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas,” she tweeted. “Then they always want to know what the most enjoyable aspect of filming that film was. Ray Liotta has always been my response.”
He was also recognized for co-starring with Kevin Costner in the 1989 sports picture “Field of Dreams” as Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Liotta famously jokingly referred to the film as “‘The Notebook’ for dudes,” referring to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ famous 2004 dramatic tearjerker.
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“Cop Land,” “Corrina Corrina,” “Blow,” and “Hannibal” was among Liotta’s other famous acting appearances. “Marriage Story,” in which he played an aggressive, high-powered Hollywood divorce attorney, and “The Many Saints of Newark,” a 2021 Sopranos prequel, are two of his more recent films.
According to TMZ, Liotta was on the island with his fiancee, Jacy Nittolo, at the time of his death. He also leaves his adult daughter behind.