Unforgettable his part of Henry in “Goodfellas”: the world of international cinema greets the great Ray Liotta forever
A devastating and totally unexpected news overwhelmed the entire world of cinema yesterday, Thursday 26 May. The actor Ray Liotta, famous for starring in “Goodfellas,” died at the age of 67. He was in the Dominican Republic to shoot a movie. The causes of his death are not yet known.
The past two days have been particularly tough for millions of fans of the music he was born in cinema of all the world.
Yesterday news spread of the death of two great artists, protagonists of the last decades of British and international music. These were Andy “Fletch” Fletcher and Alan White, keyboardist and manager of the respectively Depeche Mode and drummer of Yes.
But also the cinema suddenly lost one of the most famous stars of the last decades. We are talking about Ray Liotta, a well-known American actor, star of dozens of successful films.
Liotta was in the Dominican Republic to work on his latest film and, according to what was reported by the TMZ website, which spread the news of his death, it would be dull in sleep.
The same site also made it known that death would not be suspected, nor linked to any crimes. He had 67 years old.
Ray Liotta’s career
Adopted by Italian American family Vidimarli – Liotta, he attended his studies until he graduated from the University of Miami. You study that he pays for himself, working in a cemetery. The actor also works with him Steven Bauerwith whom he befriends and thanks to which he will be able to enter the world of acting.
It was just right Melanie Griffith, Bauer’s wife, to make him debut, after many small jobs, in a very successful cinematic film: “Something overwhelming”. Her performance earned him a golden globe nomination.
The chance of a lifetime comes in 1990, when Martin Scorsese called him for the lead role in his film, which later became a cult, “Those good guys“. Alongside her starred actors of the caliber of Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro.
Ray Liotta leaves a daughter, Karsen, born in 1998 from the marriage with the producer Michelle Grace. The marriage then ended in 2004. The actor later became associated with actress Catherine Hickland. He was currently engaged to Jacy Nittolowho was with him at the time of his death.