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Henry Hill

'Goodfellas' Mobster

Dead at 69

6/13/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Henry Hill has died at the age of 69.
Henry Hill -- the former mobster whose life story became the basis for the movie "Goodfellas" -- died today at the age of 69 ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with Hill's girlfriend Lisa ... who told us Hill passed away in an L.A. hospital Tuesday after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

Lisa tells us, "He had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out."

We're told Hill had focused on mending relationships with estranged family members in recent years ... and Lisa tells us he had made tremendous progress before he died.

Hill leaves behind two children.

Hill was famously portrayed by Ray Liotta in the 1990 classic "Goodfellas."

Hill's exploits in the mob world were legendary -- but he prided himself on reforming later in life ... and became a frequent guest on the Howard Stern show.

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Celebarazzi.com    

Poor Peggy and Bobby :(

773 days ago
17.

croc    

look, this guy wasnt the nicest of men.
he was a awful human being.
but i did like the movie, watched it a few times.
he wasnt even full blooded italian.
and dont red arrow me, I AM FULL BLOODED ITALIAN. sicilian. truth.

773 days ago
18.

harleysmommie99    

Thanks for the paintings Henry. Despite your past, you were a good guy. You will be missed. RIP

773 days ago
19.

Young Hanky    

Baba booey, 819.

773 days ago
20.

baretta    

He lived a lot longer than he deserved to. Rot in Hell murderer.

773 days ago
21.

E.    

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. To me, being a gangster was better than being President of the United States"

Hope you made peace with your maker Henry Hill

773 days ago
22.

bodypro8    

"I'm not your problem..." Frank White

773 days ago
23.

amazinglybored    

RIP

But in an immature moment, 69 is a bad age to die at... I don't know why I would post this.

773 days ago
24.

spokenword    

Goodfellas is one of the best movies ever made. None of us are angels. I hope he was at peace when he died.

773 days ago
25.

carlogambino77    

a lot of people don't even know the real henry hill was a snitch. his life in goodfellas was different from his real life

773 days ago
26.

pink floyd    

why glorify him ??? all he ended up was a rat.!! he got off easy.

773 days ago
27.

Fat Mike    

Tipping it might have had something to do with his liver. Loved his rambling interviews on Stern.

773 days ago
28.

saumya    

Here is a great Do***entry on Henry Hill and his interview where he talks about his Psychotic good fellas, mafia gangs and crazy crime environment.
http://liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3387533
RIP To the original Goodfella Henry Hill. The father-of-two had endured a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
His girlfriend, Lisa, said: "He had been sick for a long time. His heart gave out."
Hill, who claimed he never killed anyone, was to turn FBI informant and spent several years in witness protection but was kicked out for committing a series of crimes.
His life was do***ented in the 1986 book Wizseguy, which became the basis for the Martin Scorsese Oscar-nominated Goodfellas. Hill went on to launch his own range of spaghetti sauces, Sunday Gravy, open a restaurant called Wiseguys and sell his artwork on eBay. He was also a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show.

773 days ago
29.

ARTIE    

GOODBYE YOU DIRTY SNITCH

773 days ago
30.

Nino    

He Sleep With the Snitches

773 days ago
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