Henry Hill, the real-life inspiration for Ray Liotta's character in the Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas, has passed away.
The ex-mobster died in a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday of an unknown illness that had made him sick for a long time. According to a family member, "his heart just stopped."
After becoming an FBI informant in the 1980s and helping the authorities nab 50 of his criminal associates on various convictions, Hill left his mob life behind and entered the witness protection program.
He was relocated to Seattle with his family, but eventually got busted on a drug charge in 1987 before being kicked out of the program in the early '90s.
We're always sad to hear of people passing, but nobody can say this guy didn't live an interesting life. Rest in peace, Mr. Hill!
Tags: goodfellas, henry hill, inspiration, martin scorsese, mobster, ray liotta
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There's NO way that this will be anything but HIGHlarious!
We've just learned that The Office star Steve Carell will return to TV next fall in a guest-starring appearance on The Simpsons!!!!!
Carell will play
Tags: dan gillick, fat tony, guest star, joe mantegna, mobster, scranton, springfield, steve carell, the office, the simpsons
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There's a lot of racket coming from New York this morning as 100 suspected mobsters were arrested during numerous raids across NY and NJ. Turns out, this is the biggest mafia bust in New York history!
The gang was all invovled - FBI, NYPD and State Police officers - as the 100 mobsters were booked on everything from gambling to racketeering to murder. The FEDS report that they've snagged members from all New York Mafia familes, as well as associates of New Jersey's
Soprano DeCavalcante family.
Well done, folks. You've performed a civic duty.
Hundred bucks says all 100 of them are released and acquitted by dinner. (What, you don't think there is a judge on their payroll? Forget about it!)
Tags: arrested, family, fbi, mafia, mobster, new jersey, new york, nypd, raids
Steven Seagal is involved in some legal issues, but this time it has nothing to do with his law enforcement TV show.
Seagal's former business partner, Julius Nasso, is suing the actor.
According to Nasso, a "film producer", Seagal owes him over $165,000 under a 2007 settlement agreement.
Nasso actually served a year in prison after he was found to have helped mobsters "shake down" Seagal after he breached a deal to shut down their production companies by not keeping up with his payments due.
The friend of the mob also claims he made "good faith attempts" to collect from Seagal and the actor's Steamroller Productions company over the past two months and has yet to receive payment.
In December, Nasso received an email from one of Seagal's attorneys claiming to no longer represent the actor and stating he wasn't surprised Nasso hasn't received payment as Seagal is currently in litigation with three previous firms over unpaid bills.
Money issues it seems.
Guess the TV show isn't paying that much.
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: business, mobster, producer, production, suing