Ray Liotta died on location in the Dominican Republic on May 26, 2022, while filming “Dangerous Waters.”
According to TMZ, his admirers are now aware of the cause of his death: fluid in his lungs that prevented him from receiving enough oxygen in his bloodstream and heart failure.
Documents obtained by TMZ from unidentified “officials” in the Dominican Republic indicated that “the actor’s manner of death was classified as natural and nonviolent… citing respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema — also known as fluid in his lungs — and acute heart failure.”
The documentation also indicated that Liotta was suffering from atherosclerosis, which the Mayo Clinic defines as “the accumulation of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery walls”
“Atherosclerosis symptoms usually don’t happen until an artery is so narrowed or clogged that it can’t supply enough blood to organs and tissues,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Sometimes a blood clot completely blocks blood flow.
“The clot may break apart and can trigger a heart attack or stroke.”
The Emmy winner perished at the age of 67, leaving behind his fiancée Jacy Nittolo and his 23-year-old daughter Karsen.
Page Six reported that Nittolo was with him in the Dominican Republic when he perished.
Perhaps his most recognizable portrayal was as mobster Henry Hill in the 1990s biographical film “Goodfellas.” At the time, Deadline reported that he died in his slumber.
Observers who saw Liotta in Los Angeles in March, two months prior to his death, reported that he appeared “noticeably pale” and “needed help from the valet putting on his jacket,” according to the Daily Mail.
According to a source, Liotta was “slow and steady on his feet” and his 46-year-old fiancée assisted him in transporting his luggage from the vehicle to the hotel.
Liotta was born on December 18, 1954, in New Jersey, where he was raised by his adoptive parents, Mary and Alfred Liotta. He is the product of Italian immigrants.
He studied acting at the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978.
After graduating, Liotta appeared in several obscure films before landing a role in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”
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Liotta’s role in “Goodfellas” was a significant breakthrough in his acting career that propelled him to roles in other major films, most notably “Cop Land,” “Corrina Corrina,” “Operation Dumbo Drop,” “Unforgettable,” “Wild Hogs” and “Blow.” CONTINUE READING…