Henry Hill Dies at 69

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Henry Hill, the real-life mobster whose life story became the basis for the famous movie Goodfellas, has passed away. He was 69 years old.

Hill passed away in an L.A. hospital Tuesday night after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, according to his longtime girlfriend, Lisa.

Lisa says, "He had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out."

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Once a notorious criminal, he went to great lengths to make amends in life.

Hill had focused on mending relationships with estranged family members in recent years, and made "tremendous progress" before he passed on.

Famously portrayed by Ray Liotta in the 1990 film, Hill has two children.

Hill's exploits in the mob world were legendary, but he prided himself on reforming later on. He was a frequent guest on Howard Stern's show.