Actor Ray Liotta dies at 67 in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie

Max Yurva

Ray Liotta, an actor best known for his role in Martin Scorsese’s One of Us, has died at the age of 67, Deadline has confirmed. The interpreter was known for his role as a gangster in the film he starred with Robert De Niro in 1990. Currently, the actor was in the middle of filming the film ‘Dangerous Waters’ in the Dominican Republic, where he was residing for the recording.

Ray Liotta at the Madrid premiere of 'Shades of Blue' in MadridRay Liotta at the Madrid premiere of ‘Shades of Blue’ in Madrid

Although more information about his death is unknown, the Deadline portal has reported that the actor died while he was sleeping. After his death, the interpreter leaves his daughter Karsen and her partner, Jacy Nittolo, with whom he was engaged. The sudden death of the actor has been something surprising both for his followers and for numerous movie stars and other famous faces, who have turned to the actor’s family.

He dedicated his career to playing very specific characters, tough characters and mostly gangsters, as is the case with his well-known role as Henry Hill in Scorsese’s film. He was currently in a great resurgence of his acting career, appearing in some works such as ‘Marriage Story’, ‘The Many Saints of Newark’, reprising his role as a mobster or in the prequel to the series ‘The Sopranos’.

Ray Liotta in CannesRay Liotta in Cannes

Regarding his role as a gangster, the interpreter spoke about it in an interview with El País: “It’s not that I prefer dark guys, they only offer them to me. I’ve made about 80 films and in most of them I played good guys, but the people seem to only remember the bad guys. In addition, he had also participated in roles in other projects of great importance such as the movie ‘Hannibal’.

A race of triumphs

Ray Liotta was born in New Jersey and got his start in acting with small roles on television and a small part in a movie, which was just the start of it all. His career has been very successful, getting a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Something Wild’. One of his first successes that allowed him to reach one of his most important roles in the world of cinema, Henry Hill.

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