Actor The death of Ray Liotta last year was due to cardiovascular disease, an autopsy revealed.
A year after the ‘Goodfellas’ actor died in his sleep while filming the movie ‘Dangerous Waters’ in the Dominican Republic, officials confirmed on Monday that the 67-year-old died of complications from atherosclerotic disease, which is the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the walls of the arteries.
Officials cited pulmonary edema, a condition caused by too much fluid in the lungs, and heart and respiratory failure as contributing to his death.
The actor’s publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to CBS News that Liotta died in his sleep.
“Judging from the post-mortem signs, by the time the body was removed and the autopsy was performed on May 26, 2022, at 3:22 p.m., death could have occurred approximately 8-10 hours earlier,” they said. Dominican officials.
Liotta is best known for starring as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s classic 1990 film “Goodfellas,” alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
More recently, Liotta has starred in several major film projects, including “Marriage Story”, “Killing Them Softly”, “The Place Beyond the Pines”, and “The Many Saints of Newark”, a prequel to “Sopranos”.