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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Goodfellas' Former Gangster Henry Hill Dies in LA"

'Goodfellas' former gangster Henry Hill dies in LA

In this Feb. 22, 2005 file photo, Henry

LOS ANGELES - Henry Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned - FBI informant became the basis for the film "Goodfellas," died Tuesday. He was 69
Longtime girlfriend Lisa Caserta told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Hill died of complications from longtime heart problems related to smoking. An associate in New York's Lucchese crime family, Hill told detailed, disturbing and often hilarious tales of life in the mob that first appeared in the 1986 book "Wiseguy: "Life" in a Mafia Family," by Nicholas Pileggi, a journalist Hill sought out shortly after becoming an informant.

Comment..... I'm sure you all remember the movie... It was one of my favorites...Here is the scene where Joe Pesci's character Tommy calls out Henry Hill played by Ray Liotta in what I call the "Why am I funny, do I amuse you, scene?"....   

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