Ray Liotta, of Goodfellas fame, dies while filming new movie

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Hollywood favorite Ray Liotta died on Thursday at the age of 67.

Ray Liotta passed away in his sleep on Thursday at age 67.
Ray Liotta passed away in his sleep on Thursday at age 67.  © ANDREW TOTH/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Liotta reportedly passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republican, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.

The exact cause of death hasn't yet been disclosed.

The legendary actor made his film debut in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. His breakout role was as mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 1990 classic film, Goodfellas.

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Liotta has since been in countless movies and TV series. Most recently, his notable movies have included Marriage Story, No Sudden Move, and The Many Saints of Newark.

According to Deadline, the actor recently wrapped up filming Cocaine Bear, and was set to star in the film The Substance with Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.

Lorraine Bracco, who co-starred in Goodfellas alongside Liotta, shared on Twitter that she was "utterly shattered to hear this terrible news."

Liotta leaves behind fiancée Jacy Nittolo and daughter Karsen Liotta.

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