‘Goodfellas’ Mobster Turned FBI Informant Henry Hill Dead At 69 | Roland Martin Reports

‘Goodfellas’ Mobster Turned FBI Informant Henry Hill Dead At 69


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enry Hill, the famed mobster turned FBI informant whose life story was documented in the book “Wiseguy”– upon which Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster epic “Goodfellas” was based — has died at the age of 69.

Hill died at a Los Angeles hospital of an undisclosed illness on Tuesday, Nate Caserta, the son of
Hill’s fiancé Lisa Schinelli Casterta, confirmed.

“[His] heart just stopped. He had been sick for a long time,” Nate Caserta told ABC News.

Hill was famously associated with New York’s Lucchese crime family throughout the 1960s and into the 1980s. He began his life of crime at the age of 11 while growing up on the working class East New York section of Brooklyn by running errands for Paul Vario, a captain in the Lucchese family.

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