Ray Liotta remembered by his ‘Goodfellas’ co-stars and Hollywood friends: ‘God is a Goodfella’


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Tributes are pouring in for the beloved Ray Liotta, who was extensively identified for his function as Henry Hill within the legendary Martin Scorsese crime movie, “Goodfellas. Liotta died at age 67, Daily Post Digital can confirm.

Some of his co-stars in the 1990 crime-drama, as well as other peers in Hollywood, are honoring the late actor.

Actor Joe Pesci, who played Tommy DeVito, shared with Daily Post Digital, “God is a Goodfella and so is Ray.” 

Ray Liotta, widely known for his role in the legendary Martin Scorsese crime film

Ray Liotta, extensively identified for his function within the legendary Martin Scorsese crime movie “Goodfellas,” has died. He was 67.
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His co-star, Robert De Niro shared, “I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing.  He is way too way young to have left us. May he Rest in Peace.”


Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred alongside Liotta in “Dominick & Eugene” took to Instagram on Thursday and wrote, “Ray Liotta has died. What a gentle human. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human. A beautiful artist. We made the lovely film, Dominic and Eugene in 1986. Sad news.”

Lorraine Bracco, who starred as Karen Hill in “Goodfellas” shared an image with Liotta on Instagram and wrote, “I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray.”

Robert De Niro shared his condolences for his co-star Ray Liotta to Daily Post Digital following the news of his passing. 

Robert De Niro shared his condolences for his co-star Ray Liotta to Every day Publish Digital following the information of his passing. 
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She continued: “I can be just about anywhere in the world and people will come up and tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. And then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie. And my response has always been the same…Ray Liotta.”

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Jennifer Lopez additionally honored the star on Instagram. Her caption reads, “Ray was my partner in crime on Shades of Blue … the first thing that comes to mind is he was so kind to my children.

“Ray was the epitome of a troublesome man who was all mushy on the within … I assume that’s what made him such a compelling actor to look at. The unique Goodfella.”

Lopez and Liotta starred in the three-season show “Shades of Blue” together and Lopez recalls being “thrilled” when she learned they would be working together.

Jennifer Lopez starred alongside Ray Liotta in the series

Jennifer Lopez starred alongside Ray Liotta within the sequence “Shades of Blue.”
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“We enjoyed doing our scenes together and I felt lucky to have him there to work with and learn from. Like all artists he was complicated, sincere, honest and so very emotional. Like a raw nerve, he was so accessible and so in touch in his acting and I will always remember our time together fondly,” she wrote.

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Lopez concluded with, “We lost a great today … RIP RAY … it’s so sad to lose you what seems way too soon … I will remember you always. Sending so much love and strength to your daughter Karsen, your family and all your loved ones.”


David Chase, the creator of “The Sopranos,” shared with Every day Publish Digital that Liotta’s passing is “a massive, unexpected shock.”

“This is a massive, unexpected shock,” Chase started. “I have been an admirer of Ray’s work since I saw him in ‘Something Wild,’ a movie he wrenched by the tail. I was so glad he worked on ‘The Many Saints of Newark.’ I believed strongly in my heart that he could play that double role. He created two distinctly separate characters and each performance was phenomenal. Ray was also a very warm and humorous person. A really superior actor. We all felt we lucked out having him on that movie.”

Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta all starred in the 1990 crime dram

Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta all starred within the 1990 crime dram “Goodfellas.” Bracco took to social media on Thursday to honor the late actor.
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The actor died in his sleep within the Dominican Republic, the place he was filming the film, “Dangerous Waters.”

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Acknowledged for his charming presence, Liotta sharpened his performing ability as a drama main on the College of Miami – the place he landed his first function in “Cabaret” as a dancing waiter who was free on his toes. 

After finishing the 4 years in faculty, Liotta moved to New York Metropolis and bounced round varied workplace jobs whereas carrying on common cleaning soap opera roles earlier than he was ultimately solid in “Something Wild.”

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci publicity portrait for the film 'Goodfellas', 1990. Pesci shared with Daily Post Digital that

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci publicity portrait for the movie ‘Goodfellas’, 1990. Pesci shared with Every day Publish Digital that “God is a Goodfella and so is Ray.”
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It was then that Liotta got here into his personal as a performer – perfecting his gaze which frequently spoke volumes louder than the strains he effortlessly delivered.

Liotta had not too long ago gotten again into mainstream performing with “The Many Saints of Newark” and was additionally a staple alongside Taron Egerton within the Apple TV+ sequence “Black Bird.”

Different notable movies of Liotta’s embrace “Field of Dreams,” “Cop Land” and “Blow.”

The actor was engaged to be married to Jacy Nittolo. He’s survived by Nittolo and his daughter, Karsen.

Every day Publish’ Julius Younger and Larry Fink contributed to this report.


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