Hollywood actor Ray Liotta died in his sleep while shooting his latest project in the Dominican Republic, his representative confirmed the news on Thursday. He was 67.
Liotta received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in 1986’s “Something Wild”. He starred in “Field of Dreams” in 1989 before taking on the role of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”.
The actor was born in New Jersey and abandoned at an orphanage before being adopted at six months. “At first, I didn’t understand how a parent could give up a child,” he told People magazine.
“So I had that kind of energy of just being like, that’s fucked up. And then when I finally met my birth mom in my forties, by then, I wasn’t as angry about it. It’s just another journey.”
During an interview with the Guardian in 2021; the actor talked about his association with the gangster drama. “If you got one movie that people remember, that’s great. If you got two, that’s fantastic,”