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On May 26, 2022, Ray Liotta passed away on location in the Dominican Republic while shooting “Dangerous Waters.”
Nearly a year later, according to TMZ, his fans now know the cause of death: fluid in his lungs that prevented his getting sufficient oxygen to his bloodstream, and heart failure.
TMZ said it had obtained documents from unnamed “officials” in the Dominican Republic that showed that “the actor’s manner of death was categorized as natural and nonviolent … citing respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary edema — aka fluid in his lungs — and acute heart failure.”
The outlet also said that the documentation showed Liotta to be suffering from atherosclerosis, which the Mayo Clinic defines as “buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances [i.e., plaque — Ed. note] in and on the artery walls.”
“Atherosclerosis symptoms usually don’t happen until an artery is so narrowed or clogged that it can’t supply enough blood to organs and tissues,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Sometimes a blood clot completely blocks blood flow.
“The clot may break apart and can trigger a heart attack or stroke.”
The Emmy winner was 67 when he died, and left behind fiancée Jacy Nittolo and Karsen, his 23-year-old daughter.
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