TMZ reports that Henry Hill, the inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s gangster film “Goodfellas,” died yesterday at the age of 69. The Twitterverse couldn’t resist sending him off with an avalanche of “Goodfellas” puns, quotes, and jokes.
RIP Henry Hill. Deadfella.
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) June 13, 2012
RIP, Henry Hill. Murder, robbery, extortion, arson, drug-dealing and adultery aside, you were one of the good guys.
— Sixth Form Poet (@sixthformpoet) June 13, 2012
Henry Hill of Goodfellas fame, dead. "We ran everything. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking. Now it's all over."
— Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) June 13, 2012
RIP HENRY HILL: He'll be buried in a shallow grave in upstate New York and covered in lime. #Deadfella
— Lou Brutus (@LouBrutus) June 13, 2012
RIP Henry Hill. Funeral arrangements include a long fluid tracking shot from the morgue, into the wake, that ends at the cemetery. #CueLayla
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) June 13, 2012
"He's gone, and we couldn't do nuthin about it. That's it. He's gone (clears throat) He's gone…and that's it" – Henry Hill's coroner
— Matt Oswalt (@Puddinstrip) June 13, 2012
Henry Hill, the real Goodfella played by Ray, has died. Can't wait to read the obituary tomorrow once I get the papers, get the papers.
— Steve Hughes (@moviegoblin) June 13, 2012
I wonder if the grim reaper asked Henry Hill ' am I a clown? do I amuse you?'
— Pete Hutcheon (@daddymojorisin) June 13, 2012
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 13, 2012
Henry Hill is dead. To honor his memory, I'm gonna make somebody drive all the way to Rockaway to get my lucky hat.
— Jim Vejvoda (@StaxIGN) June 13, 2012
Henry Hill, basis for the movie Goodfellas, has finally been murdered by the ruthless hitman known as Being Old.
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) June 13, 2012