Ray Liotta Dies: Legendary Goodfellas Star Was 67

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Sad news out of the entertainment world today.

Ray Liotta, best known for his role in the Martin Scorsese classic Goodfellas, has died.

He was 67.

Ray Liotta Attends Event

Deadline reports that the star died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he had been shooting the movie Dangerous Waters.

The star, who was born in 1954, made his first on-screen role in 1978 on Another World.

He played the role of Joey Perrini until 1981.

Ray Liotta attends the 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

On the small screen, the actor also appeared on shows such as Frasier, Just Shoot Me, Texas Rising, and Modern Family.

More recently, the star had a series regular role opposite Jennifer Lopez on the NBC crime drama Shades of Blue, which wrapped its three-season run in 2018.

On the big screen, Liotta appeared in Goodfellas as Henry Hill in one of his most iconic roles.

The movie was released in 1990 and is still widely regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time.

Ray Liotta attends 'No Sudden Move' during 2021 Tribeca Festival

He starred alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in the flick.

It was nominated for six Oscars before going on to win one for Pesci's work.

He also appeared in Field of Dreams, Corrina, Corrina, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and many more movies.

In recent years, Liotta appeared on The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story, and No Sudden Move.

Ray Liotta speaks onstage during the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Liotta had a string of projects in the works at the time of his death, including the movie The Substance opposite Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.

Liotta is also a part of the forthcoming Apple TV+ limited series Black Bird, which is set to premiere on the streaming service on Friday, July 8, 2022.

Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen.

Ray Liotta attends "Marriage Story" New York Premiere

He was engaged to be married to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death.

May he rest in peace.

Celebrities who worked with Liotta took to social media to pay tribute following the sad announcement.

"I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas," said Lorraine Bracco.

"Then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie. My response has always been the same…Ray Liotta."

"Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear," said Jamie Lee Curtis.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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