- Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67-years-old.
- Liotta reportedly died in his sleep while on location filming a new movie.
- Movie fans, directors, and actors took to Twitter to pay tribute to Liotta following the news of his passing.
Legendary Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has tragically passed away at the age of 67-years-old and the response from movie lovers and makers alike has been one of devastation, as virtually everyone who ever saw Liotta’s work came to love him as an actor.
Liotta, 67, reportedly passed away in his sleep while on location filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic. While no further details about Liotta’s death are currently available, reports indicate that no foul play is expected.
The late New Jersey native was best known, of course, for his role as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 crime drama Goodfellas, which has seen developed a reputation as being one of the greatest films ever made.
Movie lovers and makers pay tribute to Ray Liotta on social media
Ray Liotta. Man. Just met dude for the first time last year. GREAT actor. Nice to have had a chance to say that to him. RIP.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Liotta (1954-2022). pic.twitter.com/ALlMy2Saal
— Museum of the Moving Image (@MovingImageNYC) May 26, 2022
RIP the great Ray Liotta, who could make movies feel chaotic in the best way.
— Sean Fennessey (@SeanFennessey) May 26, 2022
Ah man. Ray Liotta.
'Goodfellas' is one of two films that I often say ignited my love of movies and set me on the life path that I'm currently on. I remember ever so vividly seeing the opening trunk scene and realizing "Wow, movies can be like THIS?! Okay then."
Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/oqAVpVofP2
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) May 26, 2022
There’s a lot I didn’t like about this movie but doubling down on Ray Liotta and having him play another character they only introduce moments after killing his first character? Perfect. https://t.co/SjMz7uNKeJ
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) May 26, 2022
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Liotta. One of the best performances and narrations in film history ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bEsgUt7uRK
— Martino (@MartinoPuccio) May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Liotta I'll always remember you for beating up a creep in his own driveway pic.twitter.com/T3Ww23pOpg
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) May 26, 2022
RIP, Ray Liotta. One of his last roles was also one of his best, as the unnervingly calm Uncle Sal in The Many Saints of Newark. pic.twitter.com/FLZBll4aGu
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) May 26, 2022
“Every time I come here. Every time, you two!” One of my favorite shots in one of my favorite movies, #Goodfellas. RIP to an absolute legend. The ultimate Goodfella & the perfect wise guy, Ray Liotta.pic.twitter.com/Wf1Tw7HYon
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) May 26, 2022
One of the greatest scenes in movie history. RIP Ray Liotta.pic.twitter.com/yo6Y6kqLjM
— David Scott (@arghkid) May 26, 2022
RIP to the legend Ray Liotta pic.twitter.com/vkXf0KJu9g
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 26, 2022
Ray Liotta listing his chores while being paranoid on coke and a helicopter was following him was one of the best bits in a film ever, he’s been in so many classics RIP to a legend.
— Ahmed🇸🇴/Skylar Diggins I need you lol (@big_business_) May 26, 2022
From his first firecracker moments in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild that got him his part as Henry Hill, Ray Liotta always had something so special: sleazy, dangerous, sexy, shrewd behind those blue eyes. I'm at a loss – I thought he was too tough to die. pic.twitter.com/LrafIo833x
— Christina Newland (@christinalefou) May 26, 2022
While Liotta was approaching his 70s, his acting career certainly wasn’t showing any signs of slowing down, having starred in two films in 2021 — No Sudden Move and The Many Saints of Newark — and had a bevy of projects, such as Cocaine Bear and The Substance, lined up in the coming years.
During his four-decade-plus-long career, Liotta starred in over 100 films, which the most significant being Martin Scorsese’s 1990 classic Goodfellas, which saw Liotta star as real-life gangster Henry Hill alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. In addition to Goodfellas, Liotta was also known for roles in Something Wild, Field of Dreams, Cop Land, Hannibal, John Q., Killing Them Softly, The Place Beyond the Pines, Marriage Story, and more.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Liotta’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in Peace.