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Ray Liotta Has Passed Away Aged 67: Hollywood Pays Tribute

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:00 27 May 2022


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Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has sadly passed away aged 67.

His publicist confirmed with NBC News he passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic.

Liotta was there filming the movie Dangerous Waters.

One of the actor's most iconic roles was mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.

In a statement, Scorsese said: 'I'm absolutely shocked and devastated by the sudden, unexpected death of Ray Liotta.'

'He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor.'

 

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Liotta's Goodfellas co-stars Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro also paid tribute.

In an email, as quoted by NBC News, Pesci said: 'God is a Goodfella, and so is Ray.'

While DeNiro issued a statement: '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.'

Jennifer Lopez, who starred alongside Liotta in Shades of Blue, paid tribute to him on social media.

'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 tough guy who was all mushy on the inside … I guess that’s what made him such a compelling actor to watch.'

She continued, 'The original Goodfella. We shared some intense moments on set those three years!'

'When I first heard he took the job on Shades of Blue, I was thrilled, and the first time we walked on set to do our first scene together there was an electric spark and a mutual respect and we both knew this was going to be good.'

'We enjoyed doing our scenes together and I felt lucky to have him there to work with and learn from.'

Jennifer added, '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.'

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

 

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Jamie Lee Curtis, who worked with Liotta on the movie Dominick and Eugene, also paid tribute on social media.

She 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.'

 

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Seth Rogen, who worked with Liotta on the 2009 comedy film Observe and Report, did the same.

He tweeted, 'I can’t believe Ray Liotta has passed away. He was such a lovely, talented and hilarious person.'

'Working with him was one of the great joys of my career and we made some of my favorite scenes I ever got to be in.'

'A true legend of immense skill and grace.'

Taron Egerton, who stars alongside Liotta in the upcoming Black Bird series, also released a statement.

He wrote, 'I stepped on the set of Black Bird in May of last year deeply excited that I would be working with Ray Liotta and even more excited that he would be playing my father.'

Read Taron's full statement below:

 

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Our sincerest condolences to Ray Liotta's family and friends.


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