TitleGoodfellas' star Ray Liotta dead at 67 1United State News 

The entertainer Beam Liotta has kicked the bucket. As per his marketing expert, 

Jennifer Allen, Liotta was in the Dominican Republic shooting the film Risky Waters, when he kicked the bucket in his rest. He was 67 years of age.

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. To prepare for the role, Liotta told WHYY's Fresh Air that he sat in his mother's car and listened to hours and hours of tape of Hill being interviewed.

And the biggest thing that I learned from it was just how casual they were — how casual Henry was about what happened," said Liotta

It was just like he was telling a story of what his kids were doing and how they played in a park, except they were talking about, you know, people getting killed or beaten.