Ray Liotta Actor in ‘GoodFellas,’ Dies at 67

Publicist Jennifer Allen told The Hollywood Reporter that the actor died Wednesday night or early Thursday in his sleep in his hotel room.

His fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, was with him. He had begun work on the film about a week ago.

blue-eyed Liotta also was memorable as Ray Sinclair, the violent ex-convict husband of Melanie Griffith’s character, in Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986)

Liotta was quite busy recently, with big-screen roles in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story (2019), Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move (2021) and Alan Taylor’s The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

“I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is GoodFellas.

“I was an idiot with GoodFellas. I didn’t want to play a bad guy [again] right away, so I let some good things go by before I finally played a good guy.”

Liotta told People in November that the pandemic had brought him and Nittolo “really, really close

I’ve heard that there’s a lot of people whose relationship didn’t work out because they were with each other so much. But she’s just great.”