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- Ray Liotta’s cause of death is known but not yet public, according to the actor’s publicist, and it has nothing to do with COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccines.
On May 26, actor Ray Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie.
His publicist, Jennifer Allen, told reporters that Liotta died in his sleep and that his fiancee, Jacy Nittolo, found him dead that morning in his hotel room.
At the time, Allen said that a cause was not yet known. And yet, a predictable rumor quickly started to spread: People claimed, without evidence, that Liotta’s death was caused by a COVID-19 vaccine.
"Ray Liotta is for sure another victim of the so called ‘vaccines,’" one tweet said.
"Ray Liotta got the vaccine and now he’s dead," said another. "Interesting."
We asked Allen about these kinds of posts, and she told us claims that Liotta died from the vaccine are "100% not true."
"The family has not released the cause of death yet, but I do know the cause, and (it) has nothing to do with COVID or the vaccine," she told us in an email.
We’ve previously debunked statements connecting the COVID-19 vaccine to the deaths of comedian Bob Saget, actress Betty White, comedians Louie Anderson and Gilbert Gottfried, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Claims that Liotta died of the vaccine are also baseless. We rate these tweets Pants on Fire.
Tweet, May 26, 2022
Tweet, June 1, 2022
Jacy Nittolo Instagram post, May 28, 2022
The New York Times, Ray Liotta, of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams,’ Dies at 67, May 26, 2022
The Associated Press, Ray Liotta, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Field of Dreams’ star, dies, May 26, 2022
Email interview with Jennifer Allen, Ray Liotta’s publicist, June 9, 2020
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