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Ray Liotta: “Goodfellas” star dies at 67

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Ray Liotta was working on a film in the Dominican Republic when he died in his sleep at age 67. Here’s a look back at some of his best career moments, including “Goodfellas” and “Field of Dreams.

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67.

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Liotta’s publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn’t wake up Thursday morning. An official at the Dominican Republic’s National Forensic Science Institute who was not authorized to speak to the media confirmed the death and said his body was taken to the Cristo Redentor morgue.

Condolences quickly poured in from Liotta’s peers.

In an emailed statement, Liotta’s Goodfellas co-star Robert De Niro said, “I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing. He is way too young to have left us. May he rest in peace.”

Lorraine Bracco, who played Karen Hill in Goodfellas, tweeted Thursday that she was “utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world and people will come up and 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.”

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