Ray Liotta has died aged 67 (Picture: AP/Rex)

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has died, aged 67, in his sleep in the Dominican Republic.

Deadline reports Liotta had been filming a new movie, Dangerous Waters, in which he was starring alongside Odeya Rush, Eric Dane, and Saffron Burrows.

The actor, who was best known for his leading role as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s crime classic, also starred as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams and as Ray Sinclair in Something Wild, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

He was also the voice of Tommy Vercetti in 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

More recently, Liotta played two characters in the Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, where he plays original Sopranos character Chirstopher Moltisanti’s grandfather, ‘Hollywood Dick’ Moltisanti, as well as Sal Moltisanti, ‘Hollywood Dick’s’ incarcerated brother.

Liotta made his film debut in The Lonely Lady in 1983, before portraying Sinclair in 1986, when he was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a motion picture.

Liotta played American mobster Henry Hill in the 1990 classic Goodfellas (Picture: Rex)

He transformed into the Goodfellas’ mobster character in 1990, and later starred in leading roles in sci-fi films No Escape and Unforgettable.

Goodfellas, in which Hill grows up in the mob and becomes addicted to drugs, was nominated for six Oscars and won five Bafta awards.

Liotta starred alongside Robert De Niro in the Martin Scorsese hit (Picture: Rex)

Goodfellas was nominated for six Academy Awards (Picture: Rex)

As well as his leading roles in films, Liotta played Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack in 1998, for which he was nominated for a screen actors guild award, and starred as himself in the sitcom Just Shoot Me.

In 2004, Liotta appeared in an episode of TV Drama ER, which earned him an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series.

Liotta had been filming a new movie, Dangerous Waters, in which he was starring alongside Odeya Rush (Picture: WireImage)

The legendary actor also made guest appearances in both Muppets films, Muppets from Space and Muppets Most Wanted.

Liotta starred opposite Julianne Moore in 2001 film Hannibal, where he featured in a gruesome scene being a victim of Hannibal Lecter whose skull is opened, partly removed and sautéd.

In 2012 he starred in crime film Killing Them Softly (Picture: Plan B/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Liotta starred in 2007 biker comedy Wild Hogs with John Travolta (Picture: Rex)

In the same year, Liotta featured in the biographical film about drug dealer George Jung, playing his father, and in the following year played a police detective in Narc, which red to an independent spirit award nomination and a nomination for best supporting male at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.

His career, which spanned over four decades, also included performances in horror-thriller Identity, Wild Hogs, which also starred John Travolta, and in Battle in Seattle.

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Liotta also appeared in Crossing Over, with Harrison Ford, and in 2011, starred in The Son of No One with Channing Tatum and Al Pacino, and in Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt.

In more recent years, Liotta appeared in Date Night, Charlie St. Cloud and in Shades of Blue, with Jennifer Lopez.

He made his Broadway debut in 2004 in Stephen Belber’s Match, narrated docuseries The Making of The Mob in 2015, and has featured as himself on Saturday Night Live.

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