Man That Inspired Goodfellas Dies
TMZ spoke with Hill's girlfriend Lisa ... who told us Hill passed away in an L.A. hospital Tuesday after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
Lisa tells us, "He had been sick for a long time ... his heart gave out."
We're told Hill had focused on mending relationships with estranged family members in recent years ... and Lisa tells us he had made tremendous progress before he died.
Hill leaves behind two children.
Hill was famously portrayed by Ray Liotta in the 1990 classic "Goodfellas."
Hill's exploits in the mob world were legendary -- but he prided himself on reforming later in life ... and became a frequent guest on the Howard Stern show.
TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by Miami Heat star Chris Bosh after his in-house masseuse collapsed last week ... and later died.
Chris makes the call, begging the operator to send an ambulance -- claiming his masseuse was fading in and out of consciousness ... and turning pale white.
Chris' wife Adrienne later takes the phone, saying, "She can't breathe. Something weird's going on. Oh my God."
As we previously reported, the South Florida masseuse went to Bosh's Miami home to tend to his abdominal injury. She appeared to be in good spirits -- then suddenly collapsed. That's when Bosh called 911.
The masseuse was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.
A Miami Beach police spokeswoman said the department will conduct its standard death investigation -- but there were no signs of foul play. A cause of death hasn't been released. more on this story
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