Ray Liotta, an actor best known for his roles in Field of Dreams as Shoeless Joe Jackson and as Henry Hill in Goodfellas, has passed away at the age of 67 on May 26, 2022. According to confirmation by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor died in his sleep while he was away to shoot for a movie.
Despite success earlier in his career, Liotta’s breakout role came in 1990 when he was cast as real-life mobster Henry Hill in Scorsese’s crime masterpiece.
He worked alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in what is widely considered one of the greatest films of the 20th century, with scenes that continue to be referenced as cultural touchstones.
Some of his recent screen appearances include Alan Taylor’s The Many Saints of Newark, crime-thriller No Sudden Move, and Apple TV+ series Black Bird.
James Mangold, the director of Cop Land, paid tribute to Ray Liotta. He tweeted, “Shocked and saddened to hear of Ray Liotta’s passing. Beyond the tough guy exterior and the tightly wound emotions of his signature characters, he was a sweet, playful and passionate collaborator and brilliant actor. RIP.”