Ray Liotta to be Honored in New Jersey Hometown After His Death

Ray Liotta’s New Jersey hometown will pay tribute to the late actor in a significant way after his death.

Mayor Manuel FigueiredoAccording to TMZ, it has been confirmed that plans are in place to honor Liotta, in Union Township, New Jersey. A final decision has not yet been made with Liotta’s family as they grieve their loved one’s death.

The GoodfellasThe actor was born in Newark New Jersey. He moved to New Jersey when he was 6months old. He was born in the town and graduated from Union High School, in 1973. Later, Liotta was inducted into the Union High School Hall of Fame.

Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta in ‘Goodfellas.’
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Liotta died on Thursday, May 26, at the age of 67 while working on a movie in the Dominican Republic. The Golden Globe nominee’s publicist confirmed that he passed away in his sleep.

Liotta’s 23-year-old daughter Karsen, whom he had with his ex-wife, is his only survivor. Michelle Grace. The Field of DreamsStar announced his engagement to Jacy NittoloDecember 2020

Nittolo posted on social media about her relationship with Liotta, days after his death became a major news story. “My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical,” she wrote via Instagram on Saturday, May 28. “Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever. We laughed every day and were inseparable. Our chemistry was wild in the most amazing way. He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other. The kind of real love that one dreams of.”

Nittolo concluded: “He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known … and even that is an understatement.”

Jennifer Lopez also reflected earlier in the week on the time she spent with Liotta while working on their TV series. Shades of Blue.

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Ray Liotta & Jacy Nittolo
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“Ray was my partner in crime on Shades of Blue … the first thing that comes to mind is he so was 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,” the actress, 52, captioned a heartfelt Instagram tribute on Thursday. “The original Goodfella. Those three years were full of intense moments! I was shocked to hear that he had accepted the job. 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.”

Lopez noted that she felt “lucky” to be able to share scenes with the Hannibal actor. “Like all artists he was complicated, sincere, honest and so very emotional,” she added. “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 too soon. I will remember your name forever. Sending so much love and strength to your daughter Karsen, your family and all your loved ones.”

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