Hollywood icon Ray Liotta has reportedly passed away at the age of 67.
Deadline claimed on Thursday that the star – who was best known for the Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas – died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.
Soon after news broke, tributes rolled in for the New Jersey native.
Jamie Lee Curtis said, ‘His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear.’
And Viola Davis shared, ‘RIP Ray Liotta!! Loved your work (heart emoji).’
Sad loss: Hollywood icon Ray Liotta has reportedly passed away at the age of 67. Seen in 2021
Hard to hear about: Jamie Lee Curtis said, ‘His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear’
Josh Brolin shared a black and white photo of the star as he wrote: ‘My buddy. My friend. How so soon? Why? I’ll miss you.
‘I will think about seeing you at Gold’s often, talking about what to do next, how to find something together. I always looked up to you — the work was always so good, but the man you were always stood out among the rest of them. Yes, I will miss you, pal. Until we meet again, wherever they say that is. ❤️❤️’
Devon Sawa added, ‘I try not to do the RIPs but Ray Liotta was truly one of my favorites to watch.
‘He just has this magnetic draw to his performances, which is part of the reason Goddfellas remains tied with Aliens as my favorite film(s) ever made.
‘This one stung more than usual.’
Rosanna Arquette shared: ‘I’m really sad to hear that Ray Liotta has passed away. He was an friend back in the day and it’s very sad. We had a lot of laughs Rest In Peace My friend.’
He was loved: And Viola Davis shared, ‘RIP Ray Liotta!! Loved your work (heart emoji)’
It stings: Devon Sawa added, ‘I try not to do the RIPs but Ray Liotta was truly one of my favorites to watch’
He leaves behind his fiancé Jacy Nittolo as well as his daughter Karsen, 23, with ex-wife Michelle Grace.
Liotta’s sudden death shocked fans as he embarked on a huge resurgence in recent years, staring alongside up and coming thespians such as Taron Egerton.
But he was perhaps best known for his incredible performance in Scorsese’s 1990 classic Goodfellas, where he played Henry Hill while Robert De Niro took on the role of Jimmy Conway.
His other roles include Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1989′s Field of Dreams, Ray Sinclair in Something Wild (1986).
And he was in Unlawful Entry (1992), Cop Land (1997), Hannibal (2001), Blow (2001), John Q (2002), Identity (2003), Observe and Report (2009), Killing Them Softly (2012), and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).
And he worked from 2016 until 2018 on the NYPD cop show Shades Of Blue with Drea de Matteo and Jennifer Lopez.
Hit maker: The star was best known for the Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas
TV: And he worked from 2016 until 2018 on the NYPD cop show Shades Of Blue with Drea de Matteo (pictured) and Jennifer Lopez
In recent years his career heated up again.
He was in The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move back to back.
The star told People he felt the change: ‘It’s weird how this business works, because I’ve definitely had a career that’s up and down. For some reason, I’ve been busier this year than I have in all the years that I’ve been doing this. And I still feel I’m not there yet. I just think there’s a lot more.’
Ray was adopted from an orphanage as a baby. His father is Alfred and his mom is Mary.
His widow: He leaves behind his fiancé Jacy Nittolo (pictured) as well as his daughter Karsen