Goodfellas' Ray Liotta dies at 67
Actor Ray Liotta, known for starring in the critically-acclaimed biographical crime film Goodfellas, passes away.
The Dominican Republic's cinema authority announced on Thursday that actor Ray Liotta, of GoodFellas fame, passed away at 67.
Liotta's portrayal of a real-life mobster in the 1990 biographical crime film, a Martin Scorcese masterpiece, won him admiration. The film was critically acclaimed, winning one Oscar and being nominated for five others. The actor was shooting a new film in the Dominican Republic called Dangerous Waters.
A spokesperson for the Dominican Republic's General Direction of Cinema said Ray Liotta was accompanied by his fiancee when he died.
"We understand that he was accompanied by his (fiancee) and that the (fiancee) asks that you please respect her grief," the spokesperson told AFP.
One year before Goodfellas, Liotta played the role of baseball star "Shoeless Joe" Jackson in the sports movie Field of Dreams, with Kevin Costner. The film was nominated for three Oscars, including best picture.