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Ray Liotta’s fiancee Jacy Nittolo shared a somber update on life lately with a tribute to the late actor, who died in his sleep while working on a film in the Dominican Republic nearly a month after he died Instagram was posted. Liotta was 67.
“Hard to believe a month has passed,” Nittolo wrote alongside a carousel of pictures of the couple. “There are no words to properly describe what you go through with this kind of unexpected loss. I miss him every second of every day.”
She added, “Every day my touch of light is being with our kids — Dax, Karsen, Chazz, Jade & Joey.”
Nittolo continued, “Through pain so deep, I find so much love and laughter. Our lives are so fragile right now, but we hold each other up.
“It’s like we’re one big blended family that was preordained beyond our wildest imagination.”
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Liotta – known for his iconic role as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” – died on May 26, and while no official cause of death has been released, foul play is not suspected in his death.
He was in the Dominican Republic to shoot the movie Dangerous Waters. Nittolo was with him at the time of his death.
The couple first met through his daughter at a party and got engaged around Christmas 2020.
“Christmas Wishes Come True” he wrote in the caption an Instagram post shared at the time. “I asked the love of my life to marry me and thank god she said yes!!!”
Days after his death, she shared that her life alongside Liotta had been “nothing but truly magical” in recent years.
“Ray and I share a deep love that will always be cherished in my heart,” she wrote on Instagram. “We laughed every day and were inseparable. The chemistry was wild at best. He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other. The kind of real love you dream of.”
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She added, “He was the most beautiful person I’ve ever known inside and out … and even that is an understatement.”
He began his career in Tinseltown in the 1980s. He rose to fame in Goodfellas, portraying a real-life gangster rising in the ranks of a Brooklyn crime family, and has starred in dozens of film and television projects, including The Many Saints of Newark. Hannibal and Shades of Blue, and worked with Johnny Depp in the 2001 film Blow.
Liotta received critical acclaim for his role as the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1989 classic baseball film Field of Dreams, which also starred Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and Burt Lancaster in his final film role.
He had a soft spot for the neo-noir crime drama genre and worked on Narc, Identity, John Q. with Denzel Washington, “Powder Blue” with Patrick Swayze and “Hero Wanted” with Cuba Gooding, Jr.
In 2011, Liotta worked with Channing Tatum and Al Pacino in The Son of No One and followed in 2012 with Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini, Wanderlust with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston and No Sudden Move. Starring Benicio del Toro, Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm and Brendan Fraser.
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His voice lives on in infamy as Tommy Vercetti in the 2002 game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and he narrated “Inside the Mafia” for the National Geographic Channel in 2004, in addition to the AMC docu-series “The Making of the Mob” in 2015.
Liotta was not only known for his dozens of film roles, he also left his mark on television. Liotta received an Emmy Award Received Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2004 for his role as Charlie Metcalf in an episode of the medical drama “ER” and was nominated for multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards for various roles.
In 1998 he portrayed Frank Sinatra in the TV movie The Rat Pack and in 2015 he worked on five episodes of the historical miniseries Texas Rising.
His most notable television show was starring in the American crime drama Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez and Drea de Matteo, which ran for 36 episodes from 2016 to 2018.
Liotta has recently re-entered mainstream acting “The Many Saints of Newark”, and was also a fixture alongside Taron Egerton in the Apple TV+ series Black Bird.
Martin Scorsese later shared his regret at not working with Liotta again after her Goodfellas success or telling the legendary actor before his death how much his friendship really meant to him.
“We had many plans to work together again, but the timing was always wrong or the project wasn’t quite right. I regret that now,” Scorsese wrote.
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