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Henry Hill, the mobster turned government informant portrayed in the book "Wiseguy" and later the movie "Goodfellas," has died after a long illness, his fiancé's son said. He was 69.
Hill was a member of the Lucchese mafia family in New York in the 1960s through the 1980s. His most famous mafia heist netted $5 million in cash from Lufthansa at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1978.
His story was portrayed in Nicholas Pileggi's 1986 book "Wiseguys," which was adapted by Martin Scorsese in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," starring actor Ray Liotta in the role of Hill.