'Goodfellas' star Ray Liotta dead at 67

Liotta was in the Dominican Republic shooting the movie Dangerous Waters, when he died in his sleep, According to his publicist, Jennifer Allen

He was 67 years old.Born in Newark, New Jersey, Liotta was the adopted son of Alfred and Mary Liotta, who also adopted a daughter, Linda.

The actor is perhaps best known for his role as Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas.

where he helped shape the idea of a gangster movie for years to come.

The movie was based on the non-fiction book Wise Guy by Nicholas Pileggi

His performance as crazed ex-con Ray Sinclair in the 1986 Jonathan Demme film "Something Wild" proved to be a breakthrough role for the actor

His most memorable role, perhaps, was as real-life mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," which cast him opposite heavy hitters Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.