Henry Hill, the mafia made man turned FBI informant who served as the basis for the award-winning film Goodfellas is dead at 69.
Hill’s life has been the subject of scrutiny and controversy ever since he turned against his mob mentors and joined the witness protection program in 1980. Since then he’s not only inspired one of the most acclaimed movies of the 20th century, but also (surprisingly) served as a frequent guest on the Howard Stern radio show.
Hill leaves behind two daughters. TMZ reports that in recent years he’d managed to mend his relationships with estranged family members, though probably not with the big-time mobsters he helped imprison.
Check out the clip above for a scene from the Martin Scorsese classic that made Henry Hill a household name.