‘Goodfellas’ actor Ray Liotta, 67, dies in his sleep while abroad shooting movie

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Actor Ray Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie, multiple sources reported on Thursday, May 26.

He was 67.

Liotta was in the Dominican Republic filming the upcoming movie “Dangerous Waters,” Variety reported.

Liotta, whose movie career spanned four decades, starred in the critically acclaimed Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas” as real-life mobster Henry Hill, and also portrayed Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams.”

In 2005, Liotta won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his appearance on “ER.” He also received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his portrayal of Frank Sinatra in the 1998 TV movie “The Rat Pack.”

While he was known for his standout movie roles — especially as a tough guy — Liotta recently starred in the Apple TV+ series “Black Bird” and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez on NBC’s “Shades of Blue” from 2016 to 2018.

He was set to appear in the Elizabeth Banks-directed movie “Cocaine Bear” and was going to star opposite Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in “The Substance,” Deadline reported.

Condolences poured in for Liotta, including one fan who said his performance in “Goodfellas” was among the best “in the history of movies.”