Ray Liotta, Goodfellas And Field Of Dreams Star, Has Died Aged 67

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Ray Liotta pictured last year (Photo: Phillip Faraone via Getty Images)
Ray Liotta pictured last year (Photo: Phillip Faraone via Getty Images)

Ray Liotta pictured last year (Photo: Phillip Faraone via Getty Images)

Hollywood actor Ray Liotta, known for his roles in films like Goodfellas, Field Of Dreams and Something Wild, has died at the age of 67.

On Thursday, Deadline reported that the US star had died in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic, where he had been working on the upcoming film Dangerous Waters, which was later confirmed by his representatives to the PA news agency.

Ray began acting professionally in New York in the late 1970s, appearing for several years in the soap Another World, after which he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.

In 1986, he appeared in Something Wild, which bagged him his first Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Ray Sinclair.

From there, he portrayed baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field Of Dreams and went on to land his most prolific role as real-life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas.

Ray Liotta with Goodfellas co-stars Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, & Joe Pesci (Photo: Dirck Halstead via Getty Images)
Ray Liotta with Goodfellas co-stars Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, & Joe Pesci (Photo: Dirck Halstead via Getty Images)

Ray Liotta with Goodfellas co-stars Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, & Joe Pesci (Photo: Dirck Halstead via Getty Images)

His other big-screen credits include Hannibal, Blow, John Q and the TV movie The Rat Pack, playing Frank Sinatra.

Ray also lent his voice to the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002, in which he played mobster Tommy Vercetti.

In more recent years, Ray had been enjoying something of a resurgence in his acting career, appearing in the Sopranos sequel The Many Saints Of Newark as twins Aldo and Salvatore Molisanti, the period drama No Sudden Move and the Oscar-winning Netflix film Marriage Story.

He had also recently completed filming on the Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird, which co-stars Taron Egerton and Greg Kinnear, and the Elizabeth Banks horror film Cocaine Bear.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Karsen, whose mother is the actor and film producer Michelle Grace.

He had been engaged to his fiancée Jacy Nittolo since 2020.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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