Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dies aged 67 'while filming new movie in Dominican Republic'

5/27/2022 12:30:00 AM

Ray Liotta has died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic aged 67.

Tributes from stars such as Taron Egerton and Jennifer Lopez have flooded in since the announcement of Ray Liotta’s death

Ray Liotta has died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic aged 67.

Picture: Alamy By Megan Hinton The star died on Thursday in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming the upcoming film Dangerous Waters.The legendary gangster actor passed away on the Caribbean island while he was recording Dangerous Waters.Ray Liotta has died aged 67 (Picture: AP/Rex) Goodfellas legend Ray Liotta has died aged 67.You must be at least 18 years old to create an account Enter your password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from Evening Standard.

It is not yet clear what he died of, but no foul play was suspected.Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen and his fiancé Jacy Nittolo.Liotta was spotted out and about in Los Angeles in March where witnesses said that he was 'noticeably pale'.Among his is most famous roles was Goodfellas, in 1990, where he portrayed former Lucchese crime family member Henry Hill.Liotta’s first major acting role was the 1986 film Something Wild, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor in a motion picture.He also stared in films such as Field of Dreams, Cop Land, Corrina Corrina, Operation Dump Drop, Unforgettable and Blow.Tributes flooded in for the beloved star, with fellow actors, celebrities and politicians all paying their respects.Liotta found fame playing Ray Sinclair in 1986 film Something Wild, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Read more: Picture: Alamy In recent years Liotta appeared in The Many Saints Of Newark and starred alongside Taron Egerton in the Apple TV series Black Bird.Liotta played American mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 classic Goodfellas (Picture: Rex) Liotta starred alongisde Robert De Niro in the Martin Scorsese hit (Picture: Rex) More recently, Liotta featured in the Oscar nominated film Marriage Story, alongside Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson.A statement from Mr Liotta's publicist said: "Ray Liotta passed away while in the Dominican Republic.Ray was shooting a movie called 'Dangerous Waters' on the island, and died in his sleep."There was nothing suspicious about the death, and no foul play is suspected.Goodfellas was nominated for a whopping six Academy Awards (Picture: Rex) Liotta had been shooting a new film in the Dominican Republic at the time of his death (Picture: Getty) He portrayed singer Frank Sinatra in the 1998 TV movie The Rat Pack, for which he received a Screen Actors Guild award nomination.His fiancee Jacy Nittolo was with him while he was filming.

" The star recently advertised his new movie Cocaine Bear on Instagram, writing: "Cocaine Bear follows an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of the white powder and goes on a coke-fuelled rampage seeking more blow — and blood." Goodfellas actress Lorraine Bracco shared a photo of her and Liotta and said: "I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray.Tributes have been flooding in for the late actor, with Rosanna Arquette writing: ‘I’m really sad to hear that Ray Liotta has passed away."I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas."Then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie.My response has always been the same.’ (sic) More:.

..Ray Liotta." Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared in the 1988 drama Dominick And Eugene with Liotta, tweeted: "Ray Liotta has died.His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being.

A gentle man.So sad to hear." Jennifer Lopez has remembered the kind nature of her Shades of Blue "partner in crime" Ray Liotta following his death at the age of 67.The stars acted alongside one another in the crime drama from 2016 to 2018, with Lopez recalling that she felt "lucky to have him there to work with and learn from" as she paid tribute to her late co-star.Lopez paid tribute by sharing a series of photos on Instagram of them together along with a clip of the pair acting out an emotional scene during the show.

She wrote: "Ray was my partner in crime on Shades of Blue...the first thing that comes to mind is he was so kind to my children."Ray was the epitome of a tough guy who was all mushy on the inside.

..I guess that's what made him such a compelling actor to watch.The original Goodfella." The pop superstar and actor recalled how she was "thrilled" to learn he had got the role on Shades of Blue and how they had an "electric spark and a mutual respect" from their first scene.

She added: "Like all artists he was complicated, sincere, honest and so very emotional.Like a raw nerve, he was so accessible and so in touch in his acting and I will always remember our time together fondly."We lost a great today...

RIP RAY...it's so sad to lose you what seems way too soon..

.I will remember you always.Sending so much love and strength to your daughter Karsen, your family and all your loved ones." Devastated to hear the news of Ray Liotta’s passing.While he leaves an incredible legacy, he’ll always be “Shoeless Joe Jackson” in my heart.

What happened that moment in the film was real.God gave us that stunt.Now God has Ray..

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Ray Liotta dies in his sleep in the Dominican Republic aged 67The Goodfellas star was in the Caribbean to film Dangerous Waters when he passed away, Deadline reports. You've contributed to the film industry for a long time, thank you. Please have a good rest.

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