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‘Goodfellas’ Hollywood  stars Robert De Niro, left, and Ray Liotta helped glorify mobsters. (June 14, 2012

The news that mobster Henry Hill had died after a long illness — presumably, nothing to do with the hole in his soul — triggered spasms of nostalgia for “Goodfellas,”the classic gangster movie by Martin Scorsese that was based on Hill’s story.

“Henry Hill was a hood. He was a hustler. He had schemed and plotted and broken heads,” author Nicholas Pileggi wrote in the 1985 book based on Hill’s life, “Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family.”

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