The iconic Goodfellas actor is dead. It is none other than Ray Liotta. The news confirmation came from his representative, Jennifer Craig. The actor was 67 at the time of his death. He leaves behind his 23-year-old daughter and fiancee. Liotta is said to have died while in his sleep. The exact cause for it is still unknown. However, he was in the Dominican Republic at the time. A film shoot was underway. The project, named Dangerous Waters, is a feature film by John Barr. But reports suggest that it was in the production stage.
The filmmakers were aiming to seek buyers at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. However, with the Goodfellas star actor dead, there’s a chance that the process gets delayed. Notably, the film stars actress Odeya Rush. Rush was quick to react to the news. She called Liotta an empowering force. Besides, she also praised his work. Eric Dane and Saffron Burrows also feature in the film.
Ray Liotta’s Notable work
The early 1980s marked the debut of Liotta in films. Over the years, he has earned a reputation as a great actor. His breakthrough came in the role of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the film Field of Dreams (1980). However, it was in 1990 when he landed his most iconic on-screen role. Martin Scorsese came up with his film Goodfellas in 1990. In that film, Liotta portrayed the role of a gangster named Henry Hill. The masses loved the character, making it a timeless classic.
Roy Liotta always had a tough-guy persona. So when Tim Burton was planning his ‘Batman movie in the 90s, Liotta was considered for the role. However, he turned it down as he thought it was a bad idea. Furthermore, Liotta has a legacy in the world of gaming as well. He was the voice behind the video game character Tommy Vercetti from the game GTA: Vice City. The game was hugely popular worldwide.
Goodfellas actor ‘Ray Liotta’ dead: All the reactions!
The news of the Goodfellas actor being dead has got a lot of reaction. His current and ex-colleagues have poured in their thoughts. His former co-star Jennifer Lopez called him mushy on the inside. Big stars like Josh Brolin and Seth Rogen have also reacted. You can check out the former’s tweet here.