Liotta was engaged on a undertaking within the Dominican Republic and died in his sleep, his publicist informed CNN Thursday. He was 67.
“He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so brave as an actor. Taking part in Henry Hill in ‘Goodfellas’ was a tall order, as a result of the character had so many various aspects, so many difficult layers, and Ray was in nearly each scene of a protracted, powerful shoot,” the assertion learn. “He completely amazed me, and I am going to at all times be pleased with the work we did collectively on that image. My coronary heart goes out to his family members, and it aches for his loss, approach too early.”
Co-star Robert De Niro stated: “I used to be very saddened to study of Ray’s passing. He’s approach too younger to have left us.”
“I might be wherever on the planet & folks will come up & inform me their favourite film is Goodfellas,” she wrote. “Then they at all times ask what was the perfect a part of making that film. My response has at all times been the identical…Ray Liotta.”
“Devastated to listen to the information of Ray Liotta’s passing. Whereas he leaves an unimaginable legacy, he’ll at all times be ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ in my coronary heart,” Costner wrote together with a clip of a the 2 of them within the movie. “What occurred that second within the movie was actual. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray.”
“We shared some intense moments on set these three years!” she wrote. “After I first heard he took the job on Shades of Blue I used to be thrilled, and the primary time we walked on set to do our first scene collectively there was an electrical spark and a mutual respect and we each knew this was going to be good.