“Ray was working on a project in the Dominican Republic called ‘Dangerous Waters’ when he died. He died in his sleep,” publicist Jennifer Allen wrote in a statement to CNN. “He is survived by his daughter Karsen and his fiancé Jacy Nittolo.”
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Liotta’s career spanned 44 years, beginning with a role on the television soap opera Another World. He received critical acclaim for his breakthrough role in the action romantic comedy film Something Wild, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination.
But it was roles in two films in consecutive years that cemented his standing in Hollywood: 1989’s Field of Dreams, directed by Kevin Costner, and 1990’s Martin Scorse’s mafia drama Goodfellas.
In “Field of Dreams,” Liotta Shoeless portrayed Joe Jackson, who appears as a ghost. Although the film tells a sports fantasy story, Jackson was one of the faces of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, which involved match-fixing by the Chicago White Sox during the World Series.
“Goodfellas” got Liotta’s voice working. As the film’s protagonist, Liotta as Hill narrated the story’s 25-year biographical arc, which follows the protagonist’s rise within a New York City mob to his downfall and transition as an FBI informant.
Liotta later starred in other notable films, including some in the crime genre, such as Cop Land, Blow, Narc, Smokin’ Aces, and The Place Beyond the Pines.
Most recently, he has appeared in supporting roles in Marriage Story and The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos.
Liotta was 67.
CNN contributed to this report.
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