Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Henry Hill: 1943-2012
Henry Hill, the mob-wiseguy-turned-informant and one of the models for Benny Roth in KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, died in Los Angeles Tuesday at age 69. A member of the crew that pulled off the multi-million-dollar Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978, Hill fled into the federal Witness Protection Program in fear of his life, and later testified against his former colleagues. His story was immortalized in Nicholas Pileggi's book WISEGUY, which Martin Scorsese turned into the classic film GOODFELLAS. You can see a photo gallery of the Lufthansa heist here.