Henry Hill

Henry Hill, The Man Whose Life Story Inspired "Goodfellas," Dies at 69


(AllHipHop News) Legendary mobster Henry Hill, whose life story was the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s six-time Academy Award-nominated film Goodfellas, died last night (June 12) at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness.

TMZ spoke to Hill’s girlfriend who told the media outlet that “he had been sick for a long time…his heart gave out.”

The site reports that they were told that Hill had begun focusing “on mending relationships with estranged family members in recent years,” an act that his girlfriend said Hill made “tremendous progress with before he died.”

The film Goodfellas was adapted from crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi’s book Wiseguy, which documented Hill’s life story as an American mobster turned FBI informant.

Hill, who was most famously portrayed by Ray Liotta in Scorsese’s Goodfellas, passed away two days after his 69th birthday.

  • Stay Phokus

    Snitch

  • ccwaterbound32

    why the f*ck should we care? besides the mob hated blacks.

  • PL

    Is there a heaven for a FBI Informant?

  • Mongo Slade

    Helluva life this guy led until he had to go into hiding…. REAL (GOOD F-E-L-L-A) 4 REAL

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  • tbirdandkoolaid

    What’s funny is the so called ‘rappers’ that follow the stop snitching motto often say goodfellas is their top 5 if not top 3 movies.

    How can you claim you hate rats yet love a movie based on a rat’s life…aaha

    Did murder inc based a video offa goodfellas?

  • thuglifefukdapolice

    nigga was a snitch

  • water_ur_seeds

    been wanting to read his book for ages… rip

  • All I can say, this fool was bad ass!! Didnt take crap from no one!! Till of course he violated the number one rule!!!! NEVER RAT ON UR FAMILY!!!  he was lucky he was in the protection witness program or else he would of been dealt with long time ago…my bad he did get out of it…so he was LUCKY he lived this long..