Ray Liotta's tribute Goodfellas mobster
Actor Ray Liotta has paid tribute to the late mafia mobster who inspired his character in Goodfellas.
Henry Hill, whose life story inspired Martin Scorsese's classic crime movie, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the age of 69.
Liotta admits he barely knew the former New York gangster-turned-police informant, but he has sent his condolences to Hill's family.
In a statement he writes, "Although I played Henry Hill in the movie Goodfellas, I only met him a few short times so I can't say I knew him but I do know he lived a complicated life."
"My heart goes out to his family and may he finally rest in peace."
Hill spent almost 30 years as a member of a New York mafia gang but turned informer following his arrest on drug charges in 1980 and helped police bring down some of the city's most feared mobsters.
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well lets face it - Goodfellas MADE Ray Liotta! It's the least he can do is to pay his respects....
Mob culture has inspired an entire genre of cinema over the past 50 years or so. We live in a country which glamorizes crime and makes anti-heroes and martyrs of criminals. Read a bit more about organized crime's affect on Hollywood with the Top 10 Gangster Films of All Time (including Goodfellas of course!) at <a href="http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-10-gangster-films-of-all-time.html" rel='nofollow'>http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-10-gangster-films-of-all-time.html</a>
Oh what a film time to search my dvd colection i know its there somewhere! Rip mr hill we all do bad things in life but u still need respect and peace