Ray Liotta’s fiancee posts tribute to late actor a month after his death: ‘I miss him every second’

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Ray Liotta’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo has shared a grim update on life lately with a tribute to the late actor posted on Instagram nearly a month after he died in his sleep while working on a film in the Dominican Republic. Liotta was 67 years old.

“It’s hard to believe a month has passed,” Nittolo wrote alongside a carousel of images of the couple. “There are no words to properly describe what one goes through with this type of unexpected loss. I miss every second of every day.”

She added: “Every day my hint of light is being with our kids – Dax, Karsen, Chazz, Jade and Joey.”

Nittolo continued, “Through such deep pain, I find so much love and laughter. Our lives right now are so fragile, but we support each other.

“It’s as if we were one big blended family that was predestined beyond our wildest imaginations.”


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 dead.

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 their daughter at a party, and got engaged around Christmas 2020.

“Christmas Wishes Come True” he wrote in the caption from 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 had been “just really magical” alongside Liotta for the past few years.

Jacy Nittolo and Ray Liotta first met through his daughter at a party and got engaged around Christmas 2020. The couple attended the premiere of ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ at the Beacon Theater in September 2021 in New York.
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“Ray and I share a deep love that I will forever cherish in my heart,” she wrote on Instagram. “We laughed every day and we were inseparable. The chemistry was wild in the best way. He was everything to me and we couldn’t get enough. The kind of true love you dream of.”


She added: “He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I have ever known… and even that is an understatement.”

He started his career in Tinseltown in the 1980s. He rose to fame in ‘Goodfellas’ when he portrayed a real-life gangster rising through the ranks of a crime family in Brooklyn, and went on to star in dozens of film projects and television, including “The Many Saints of Newark”, “Hannibal” and “Shades of Blue” and worked with Johnny Depp in the 2001 film “Blow”.

Liotta received accolades for his role as the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the classic 1989 baseball film ‘Field of Dreams,’ which also starred Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and Burt Lancaster in his final role at the movie theater.

He had a thing for neo-noir, the 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” with Benicio del Toro, Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm and Brendan Fraser.

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci for the film 'Goodfellas', 1990.  "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster," Liotta stated as Henry Hill in the first line of the film.

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci for the movie ‘Goodfellas’, 1990. “As long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”, said Liotta as Henry Hill in the first line of the film.
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His voice remains 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 documentary series “The Making of the Mob” in 2015.

Not only was Liotta known for his dozens of film roles, he also left a mark on television. Liotta won an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 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.

He played Frank Sinatra in the TV movie “The Rat Pack” in 1998 and worked on five episodes of the historical miniseries “Texas Rising” in 2015.

Her most notable TV 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 recently returned to mainstream cinema with “The Many Saints of Newark”, and was also a staple alongside Taron Egerton in the Apple TV+ series “Black Bird.”

Martin Scorsese went on to share his regret that he no longer worked with Liotta after their ‘Goodfellas’ hit or told the legendary actor how much his friendship really meant to him before his death.

“We had many plans to work together again, but the timing was always off, or the project just wasn’t quite right. I regret it now,” Scorsese wrote.


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