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Ray Liotta in Turbulence

Ray Liotta (1954 - 2022)

Film Deaths[]

  • Something Wild (1986) [Ray Sinclair]: Accidentally stabbed in the stomach when he runs into the knife that Jeff Daniels is holding, during a fight in the bathroom, he dies off-camera after staggering out into a hallway.
  • Field of Dreams (1989) [Joe "Shoeless Joe" Jackson]: Plays the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson, who died of a heart attack at age 63; however, in the movie, he manifests himself in his baseball-playing prime.
  • Unlawful Entry (1992) [Officer Pete Davis]: Shot several times in the chest with his own gun by Kurt Russell in Kurt's home (who makes it look like contrived self defense) at the end of a struggle. His body is later seen as Kurt steps outside.
  • Turbulence (1997) [Ryan Weaver]: Shot in the head (blowing open the back of his head) at point blank range by Lauren Holly as he lunges at her on the airplane at the end of a fight.
  • Phoenix (1998) [Detective Harry Collins]: Fatally wounded; he dies in a car crash shortly after killing Tom Noonan.
  • Forever Mine (1999) [Mark Brice]: Bludgeoned repeatedly against a stone step at the end of a struggle with Joseph Fiennes.
  • Hannibal (2001) [Deputy Assistant Attorney General Paul Krendler]: Has the top of his head cut off by Anthony Hopkins; the actual procedure occurred off-screen, but we see Anthony remove the top of Ray's skull and take out part of his brain at the dinner table, while Julianne Moore looks on in horror. Ray is still alive during this sequence, but it's unlikely that he survives the ordeal.
  • Narc (2002) [Detective Henry Oak]: Shot in the back by Jason Patric when Ray tries to kill two suspects; he dies while Jason questions him.
  • Identity (2003) [Rhodes]: Shot several times in the chest by John Cusack in a shoot-out outside the hotel.
  • Control (2004) [Lee Ray Oliver]: Shot two times in the chest by Stephen Rea's FBI agent while Willem Dafoe looks on helplessly; he dies in Willem's arms shortly afterwards.
  • Revolver (2005) [Macha]: Commits suicide off-screen by shooting himself in the head; we hear the shot after the screen cuts to black.
  • Smokin' Aces (2006) [FBI Agent Donald Carruthers]: Stabbed in the hand and shot in the chest/stomach/leg many times by Nestor Carbonell in an elevator when he finds out that he is riding an elevator with Nestor who portrays a deadly assassin (both of them shoot each other at the same time); He lays alive but mortally wounded in the elevator until the shootout occurs. He dies shortly afterwards while talking to Ryan Reynolds after which Ryan unsuccessfully tries to use mouth to mouth on him.
  • In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) [Gallian]: Throat slit at the end of a swordfight with Jason Statham, after being stabbed in the back by Claire Forlani.
  • Powder Blue (2008) [Jack Doheny]: Frozen to death after being caught in a snowstorm while searching for Jessica Biel.
  • La Linea - The Line (2009) [Mark Shields]: Shot in the stomach by Esai Morales; he dies some time later in the back seat of a taxi.
  • Charlie St. Cloud (2010) [Florio Ferrente]: Dies off-screen of cancer.
  • The Son of No One (2011) [Marion Mathers]: Shot to death by Tracy Morgan as he tries to goad Tracy into killing Channing Tatum.
  • Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011) [Detective Marty Kingston]: Shot in the head by Shawn Hatosy.
  • Killing Them Softly (2012) [Markie Trattman]: Shot repeatedly by Brad Pitt in a drive-by shooting, causing Ray to crash his car (to be then hit at high speed by two vehicles).
  • Blackway (2015): Shot in the chest with a double barreled shotgun by Anthony Hopkins.
  • Sticky Notes (The Last Dance) (2016) [Jack Morehead]: Dies off-screen of cancer.
  • No Sudden Move (2021) [Frank Capelli]: Shot in the head by his wife Julia Fox.
  • The Many Saints of Newark (2021) [Aldo "Hollywood Dick" Moltisanti]: Beaten to death by his son Alessandro Nivola. Alessandro then later burns his body in a warehouse.
  • Cocaine Bear (2023) [Syd Dentwood]: Either Gutted or Falls to his death when a bear and it’s cubs consume the cocaine he is struggling to get, he is then pushed off but it is unknown if he was dead. (Note: This was released after Ray's real life death.)
  • Dangerous Waters (2023) [Capitan]: Dies of a fracture after Odeya Rush hits him several times on the head with a wrench. (This was Ray's last film due to his real life death.)

Television Deaths[]

  • ER: Time of Death (2004) [Charlie Metcalf]: Dies of liver failure due to longtime alcohol abuse; he dies in the hospital while talking to Mekhi Phifer (while hallucinating that he's talking to his son).
  • Texas Rising (2015; Mini-series) [Lorca]: Shot in the stomach by a Mexican boy, whose family Ray murdered several months earlier.

Video Game Deaths[]


Notable Connections[]

  • Ex-Mr. Michelle Grace (Producer)
  • Father of Karsen Liotta

Catégory:Heart failure Catégory:Respiratory failure