Godfellas and GTA actor, Ray Liotta, dies at 67

The actor and producer was enjoying a late-career renaissance, starring in the prequel to A Sopranos Story, The Many Saints of Newark, among others.


Emmy Award-winning actor and Goodfellas star, Ray Liotta, recently passed away in his sleep at age 67.

Liotta's legacy as the actor behind GTA's first voiced protagonist will forever be remembered.

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The actor, who is survived by his daughter, Karsen Liotta, and engaged to Jacy Nittolo, was in the Dominican Republic and filming John Barr's, Dangerous Waters, at the time of his death.

Liotta is an iconic actor who had found steady work in TV shows and movies since the late 1970s. However, most audiences will probably remember him for his role as Lucchese crime family mobster, Henry Hill, in the 1990's Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese. Liotta has also had several other memorable film and TV roles, including starring as an ex-con and alcoholic in a 2004 episode of ERA, which won him an Emmy for Oustanding Guest Actor in a Drama series.

Liotta has had a steady stream of work in TV and movies for over four decades.

At the moment, Liotta has at least five films slated for a posthumous release, including the aforementioned Dangerous Waters and Cocaine Bear, a film based on a true story about a black bear that took a massive amount of cocaine.

Gamers will also forever remember Liotta for lending his talents to Rockstar Games' massive open-world franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Liotta was the voice of Tommy Vercetti in 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, who we named as the fourth-best in our GTA protagonist ranking.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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