Fiance Ray Liotta posts tribute to late actor one month after his death: ‘I miss him every second’

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Ray Liotta’s fiancé, Jacy Nittolo, shared some sad news about his recent life with a tribute to the late actor posted on Instagram almost a month after he died in his sleep while working on a film in the Dominican Republic. Liotta is 67 years old.

“Hard to believe a month has passed,” Nittolo wrote next to a carousel of pictures of the couple. “There are no words to describe what someone goes through with this type of unexpected loss. I miss him every second of every day.”

She added: “Every day my clue to some light is with our kids – Dax, Karsen, Chazz, Jade & Joey.”

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

“It’s as if we were one big mixed family destined 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, there are no allegations of misconduct in his death.

He was in the Dominican Republic filming the film “Dangerous Waters.” Nittolo was with him at the time of his death.

The couple first met through their daughter at a party, and getting engaged around Christmas 2020.

“Christmas wish did come true,” write it in the caption from the Instagram post that was shared at the time. “I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!”

A few days after his death, he shared his “nothing but truly magical” life with Liotta the past few years.

Jacy Nittolo and Ray Liotta first met through their daughter at a party, and got engaged around Christmas 2020. The couple attended the premiere "Many Saints in Newark" at the Beacon Theater in September 2021 in New York City

Jacy Nittolo and Ray Liotta first met through their 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 City.
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“Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever,” wrote on Instagram. “We laugh every day and we are inseparable. The chemistry is wild in the best way. He is everything in the world to me and we just can’t get enough of each other. The kind of true love one dreams of.”


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

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

Liotta received high praise for his role as the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the ’89 baseball classic “Field of Dreams,” which also starred Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, and Burt Lancaster in his final film role.

He has 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 on “The Son of No One,” and followed it in 2012 with “Killing Them Softly” with Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini, “Wanderlust” with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, and “No Sudden Movement” 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 as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster," Liotta speaks as Henry Hill in the film's opening line.

Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino, and Joe Pesci for the film ‘Goodfellas’, 1990. “As I recall, I always wanted to be a gangster,” says Liotta as Henry Hill in the film’s opening line.
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His voice lived in disrepute 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, alongside the 2015 AMC document series “The Making of the Mob.”

Liotta is not only known for his dozens of film roles, he has also left his mark on television. Liotta get an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama Series for his role as Charlie Metcalf on an episode of the medical drama “ER,” and was nominated for several Screen Actors Guild Awards for various roles.

He played Frank Sinatra in the television film “The Rat Pack” in 1998 and worked on five episodes of the historic miniseries “Texas Rising” in 2015.

His most famous television show was starring in the American crime drama “Shades of Blue” with Jennifer Lopez and Drea de Matteo, which ran for 36 episodes from 2016-18.

Liotta recently returned to mainstream acting with “Many Saints in Newark,” and also featured alongside Taron Egerton on the Apple TV+ series “Black Bird.”

Martin Scorsese later shared his regrets about not working with Liotta again after the success of their “Goodfellas” or telling the legendary actor how much his friendship really meant to him before he died.

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


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