Actorlast year it 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, authorities confirmed Monday that the 67-year-old died as a result of atherosclerotic disease, which is the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the arterial walls.
Authorities 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 autopsy signs, at the time the body was removed and the autopsy was performed on May 26, 2022, at 03:22 p.m., death could have occurred approximately 8-10 hours earlier. ”, said the Dominican authorities.
Liotta is best known for playing the role of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s classic 1990 mob film “Goodfellas,” starring opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
More recently, Liotta 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.”
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