The entertainment industry was left in shock as news broke of the sudden and unexpected death of veteran actor Ray Liotta. The 67-year-old ‘Goodfellas’ star was found dead at his hotel in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in May, 2022. Officials in the country have now reportedly confirmed that Liotta died from respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema and acute heart failure.
According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, Liotta had been suffering from atherosclerosis, a condition where the arteries thicken and become less flexible, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Liotta had been in the Dominican Republic filming the movie ‘Dangerous Waters’ alongside Eric Dane, Odeya Rush, and Saffron Burrows when he passed away.
Liotta’s death was categorized as “natural and nonviolent,” and his body was flown back to the United States for his family to mourn his passing. The news of Liotta’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with tributes pouring in from fellow actors, directors, and fans.
Liotta had an illustrious career that spanned over four decades, during which he appeared in numerous films and television shows, including ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Hannibal,’ ‘Narc,’ and ‘Shades of Blue.’ He was widely respected for his versatility as an actor, and his portrayal of complex characters left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. The news of Ray Liotta’s sudden death has left his family, friends, and fans in mourning. The actor’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through his impressive body of work and the countless lives he touched throughout his career.