LOS ANGELES (AFP)
Henry Hill, the ex-mobster played by Ray Liotta in the classic
Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas," has died at age 69 -- and the
actor described the former mafioso as "complicated" Wednesday.
Hill died on Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital following a long
battle with an undisclosed illness, his girlfriend Lisa told the
TMZ celebrity news website.
"He had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out," she
said, adding that he had made efforts to mend relationships with
estranged family members in recent years.
Ray Liotta, who played him in the 1990 alongside Robert de Niro
and Joe Pesci, offered condolences to his family.
"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," he said in
a statement. "But I do know he lived a complicated life.
"My heart goes out to his family and may he finally rest in
Publicists for Scorsese did not immediately respond to requests
Hill, who prided himself on reforming in later life and appeared
regularly on the Howard Stern show, is survived by two children,
according to TMZ.