Award-winning actor Ray Liotta–best known for his breakout role in 1990’s Goodfellas–has passed away at the age of 67.
The actor passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting Dangerous Waters, according to a report in Deadline.
Born in Newark, N.J., Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami before landing a part on the popular soap opera Another World. He went on to a co-starring role (with horror legend Jamie Lee Curtis) in 1988’s drama Dominick and Eugene, a role that led him to Field of Dreams and his signature role as Henry Hill in Goodfellas.
In the horror genre, Liotta appeared in Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (with Anthony Hopkins)– the sequel to the Oscar-winning Silence of the Lambs–and James Mangold’s Identity (opposite John Cusack and Amanda Peet).
Curtis reacted to Liotta’s passing by writing on social media that his work as an actor “showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear.” Mangold wrote that he was “shocked and saddened” to hear of his passing. “He was a sweet, playful and passionate collaborator and brilliant actor.”
Liotta is survived by daughter Karsen and fiancee Jacy Nittolo.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Liotta’s family, friends and colleagues.