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Ray Liotta, an actor finest recognized for his function because the hustler-turned-mob snitch Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died.

Liotta, 67, leaves behind a daughter named Karsen.

He died in his sleep within the Dominican Republic, the place he was capturing the movie Dangerous Waters.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Liotta was additionally 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 2016-2018 NBC cop drama Shades of Blue.

‘I’m totally shattered to listen to this horrible information about my Ray,’ Lorraine Bracco, who was a co-actor in GoodFellas, tweeted. ‘I might be wherever on the planet & individuals will come up & inform me their favorite film is GoodFellas. Then they all the time ask what was the most effective a part of making that film. My response has all the time been the identical … Ray Liotta.’

 

Scorsese wrote in a assertion despatched to The Hollywood Reporter: ‘He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so brave as an actor. Playing Henry Hill in Good Fellas was a tall order, as a result of the character had so many various aspects, so many difficult layers, and Ray was in nearly each scene of a lengthy, robust shoot. He completely amazed me, and I’ll all the time be pleased with the work we did collectively on that image. My coronary heart goes out to his family members, and it aches for his loss, means too early.’

Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted: ‘Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor confirmed his complexity as a human being. A delicate man. So unhappy to listen to.’

Jennifer Lopez, who co-starred with Liotta in Shades Of Blue

, tweeted, ‘Ray was my companion in crime on Shades of Blue … the very first thing that involves thoughts is he so was form to my kids. Ray was the epitome of a robust man who was all mushy on the within… I assume that is what made him such a compelling actor to observe. The unique Goodfella.

‘We shared some intense moments on set these three years! When I first heard he took the job on Shades of Blue I used to be thrilled, and the primary time we walked on set to do our first scene collectively there was an electrical spark and a mutual respect and we each knew this was going to be good.

‘We loved doing our scenes collectively and I felt fortunate to have him there to work with and be taught from. Like all artists he was difficult, honest, trustworthy and so very emotional.

‘Like a uncooked nerve, he was so accessible and so in contact in his performing and I’ll all the time keep in mind our time collectively fondly. We lost a great right now … RIP RAY… it is so unhappy to lose you what appears solution to quickly.

‘I’ll keep in mind you all the time. Sending a lot love and energy to your daughter Karsen, your loved ones and all of your family members.’

Raymond Allen Liotta was born within the metropolis of Newark on December 18, 1954. He was adopted from an orphanage when he was six months previous.

He received an Emmy in 2005 for his visitor activate the NBC drama ER.

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