Ray Liotta, the actor who starred in Martin Scorsese’s classic Goodfellas, has died, US media reported Thursday. He was 67 years old. Deadline, a film industry magazine, said he died in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. TMZ and Variety also reported his death.
Despite the early success of his career, Riotta’s breakout role came in 1990, cast as the real-life gangster Henry Hill in Scorsese’s criminal masterpiece.
He worked with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the 20th century, in a scene that continues to be referred to as a touchstone of culture.