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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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31.

vito    

ITS REVENGE FOR BILLY BATS..

758 days ago
32.

ColoradoRob    

The guy was a piece of sh**. Can't believe glowing remarks from people. Everyone has him confused with actor that played him in movie!

758 days ago
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Markthebooker    

I interviewed Henry a couple of times and I have to say he was a good dude! He made some mistakes early in life and he turned it all around and spent the rest of his life try to stop other young men from taking the same path.

758 days ago
34.

King Anton    

damn this sucks

758 days ago
35.

Jmac    

That's not a funny story,does it look like a funny story you F%ds two faced S%$& Kicker....RIP Henry

758 days ago
36.

Dom The Mover    

Good bye Big Mouth!

758 days ago
37.

ShrinkWrap    

My favorite mobster is a dead one. Rot in hell, you *******.

758 days ago
38.

Beach    

Great movie, but I'm sure his part was glorified for affect. I got the impression he was much more of a weasel & hanger on than any sort of cog or guy that was looked up to or important.

758 days ago
39.

ragu4u    

Fuggedaboudit! He's de spittin image of Ray Liotta.

758 days ago
40.

Obbop    

That %$##&^ will do anything to get out of paying back a loan.

757 days ago
41.

ViableV    

What a crazy life you led Henry, thanks for all the entertainment on the Howard Stern show! Rest In Peace.

757 days ago
42.

Tim    

Come on Karen!!!!

757 days ago
43.

dd    

Maybe I missed something but didn't he murder people?

757 days ago
44.

Al    

Henry was always an outstanding guest on Howard Stern...especially when the old mobsters would call in and give him hell.

757 days ago
45.

Yurra Knutz    

"...I almost had him, I almost had him... Ya stuttering pprick ya. Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes Henry. You may fold under questioning..."

757 days ago
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