‘Goodfellas’ actor Ray Liotta dead at 67

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Ray Liotta, a legendary character actor known for his career-defining performance in the crime classic “Goodfellas,” died in his sleep Wednesday night while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic. He was 67.

“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing,” his “Goodfellas” co-star Robert De Niro told The Post Thursday. “He is way too young to have left us. May he Rest in Peace.”

The movie’s director, Martin Scorsese, was “absolutely shocked and devastated” by Liotta’s death.

“He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor,” Scorsese said in a statement.
Liotta, who also starred in the critically acclaimed film “Field of Dreams,” had been shooting the upcoming flick “Dangerous Waters” on the island before he passed away, his rep, Jennifer Craig, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter.

His cause of death and other details were not immediately known Thursday.

Liotta was last spotted in public holding hands with his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, 46, on May 1 before his sudden passing. The two were spotted in good spirits while walking down the street in Pacific Palisades, where he lived, after enjoying a meal Sunday at Spruzzo Italian restaurant. The couple has been engaged since Christmas Day 2020.

Nittolo allegedly accompanied Liotta on the set in the Dominican Republic while he was filming. She has not yet commented on his passing.

Liotta was last pictured leaving Spruzzo Italian restaurant in Pacific Palisades hand in hand with his fiancée. BACKGRID

 

The two were spotted strolling down the street on Sunday, May 1, just weeks before his death. BACKGRID

Liotta’s last social media post was just two days later, on May 3, when he posted to Instagram about his then-upcoming project, the Elizabeth Banks-directed movie “Cocaine Bear,” which had targeted a February 2023 release.

Known for his icy blue eyes and tough-guy persona, the New Jersey-born actor was renowned for his role in the 1990 Martin Scorsese flick, “Goodfellas,”

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