Ray Liotta: Robert De Niro pays tribute to his Goodfellas co-star

Reports surfaced on Thursday (May 26) that Ray Liotta had died at the age of 67.

While the actor had a long and prolific film career, it’s Martin Scorsese’s gangster film Goodfellaswith Robert De Niro, for whom Liotta will be fondly remembered.

De Niro was among the Hollywood stars who publicly acknowledged Liotta’s death today.

“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing,” the actor said in a statement The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s far too young to leave us. Rest in peace.”

Goodfellas Co-star Lorraine Bracco also paid tribute to Liotta in an emotional Twitter post.

“I am deeply shocked to hear this terrible news about my Ray.” wrote Braco. “I can be anywhere in the world and people will come and tell me what their favorite movie is Goodfellas. Then they always ask what was the best thing about making that film. My answer was always the same… Ray Liotta.”

Liotta died in her sleep while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic.

The actor is survived by his daughter Karsen. Before his death, he was engaged to Jacy Nittolo.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ray-liotta-death-robert-de-niro-b2088401.html Ray Liotta: Robert De Niro pays tribute to his Goodfellas co-star

JOE HERNANDEZ

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