Ray Liotta, the Emmy-winning actor, passed away on 26 May 2022 in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic. He is survived by his 23-year-old daughter, Karsen Liotta, and fiancee, Jacy Nittolo. Although the actor is known for playing various groundbreaking rules throughout his reputed movie career, his most notable work was the portrayal of Henry Hill in the Martin Scorsese-directed biographical crime drama, Goodfellas.
The actor has been mourned by the Hollywood industry and the world for his untimely passing. However, his loved ones have only recently spoken up publicly about the close relationship that they shared with the actor.
Karsen Liotta Pays Respect to Her Father, Ray Liotta
Karsen Liotta is the only daughter of Field of Dreams actor, Ray Liotta. The actor shares his daughter with his ex-wife, Michelle Grace with whom he was married from 1997 to 2004.
In a recent Instagram post, Karsen Liotta posted a picture of her and her late father as the latter is seen holding her in his arms. The Instagram post is captioned, “Those who knew him loved him. You are the best Dad anyone could ask for. I love you. Thank you for everything.”
Ray Liotta’s Legacy
The actor made an immensely fantastic first impression on whomever he met with. His fiancee, Jacy Nittolo, who was introduced to him by his daughter, said about him, “My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical. Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever. We laughed daily and we were inseparable.” She ended her tribute with, “He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.”
Even esteemed veteran Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese, spoke a great deal about him and even though the two only worked on one film, Goodfellas, the memories and honor that Scorsese held in his heart for his friend were boundless. He spoke about how extraordinary the young actor was when they met and how much he had grown over the years.
After watching his performance in Marriage Story, Scorsese expressed his wish of having one more chance to work with him. He said, “I wish I’d had the chance to see him just once more, too – to tell him just how much the work we did together meant to me. But maybe he knew that. I hope so.”