Charlotte Foster

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Fri, 27 May, 2022

Tributes flow for Ray Liotta

Tributes flow for Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta haș died suddenly at age 67, leaving Hollywood in mourning. 

The Goodfellas actor was in the Dominican Republic filming a movie titled Dangerous Waters, when he died in his sleep while next to his fiancé in their hotel room. 

An official cause of death is not yet known. 

Celebrities including Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Chenoweth, and Piers Morgan flooded social media to honour Ray's memory, with his Goodfellas co-stars leading the charge. 

Robert De Niro told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”

Lorraine Bracco, who also appeared with Liotta in Goodfellas, shared that she was “utterly shattered” when she heard the news of his passing, Page Six reports.

“I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world and people will come up and tell me their favourite movie is Goodfellas,” she tweeted along with a throwback photo with him. “Then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie. My response has always been the same … Ray Liotta.”

Seth Rogen, who worked with Liotta in the 2009 movie Observe And Report, was also in disbelief to hear that Liotta died, sharing that he was “a lovely, talented and hilarious person”.

He said, “Working with him was one of the great joys of my career and we made some of my favourite scenes I ever got to be in. A true legend of immense skill and grace.”

Jamie Lee Curtis also paid tribute to the late actor, tweeting, “Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear.”

Kevin Costner reflected on working with Ray in Field of Dreams, saying he leaves an "incredible legacy" in the film industry.

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