It has been almost a year since the sudden passing of Hollywood legend Ray Liotta, and now the cause of his death has been revealed. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Liotta’s death was attributed to heart and respiratory issues. The actor passed away in his sleep last May while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic. He was 67 years old.
Underlying Health Issues
The Dominican Republic officials listed pulmonary edema, respiratory insufficiency, and acute heart failure as the specific causes of death. Additionally, atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the artery walls, was cited as an underlying issue. These health problems likely contributed to Liotta’s unexpected death.
A Career to Remember
Liotta’s recent career highlights included his role in the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, and as part of the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move. He had also finished filming for Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks, and was set to star in Working Title’s The Substance opposite Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley. Liotta’s portrayal of the second lawyer in Netflix’s Marriage Story earned the film six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
Ray Liotta’s death was a shock to many in the entertainment industry, but the release of his cause of death sheds light on the underlying health issues he may have been experiencing. Liotta’s legacy will live on through his extensive body of work and the impact he had on the film industry.
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