Spending respects. Kevin Costner honored his Industry of Goals costar Ray Liotta just after the actor’s sudden demise.
“Devastated to listen to the information of Ray Liotta’s passing,” the Oscar winner, 67, tweeted on Thursday, Could 26, alongside a clip from the 1989 motion picture. “While he leaves an extraordinary legacy, he’ll generally be ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ in my heart. What happened that instant in the movie was true. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray.”
The Yellowstone star was referring to a scene in the classic sports movie when Liotta just about hit Costner with a baseball. The Dances With Wolves director fell to the ground when attempting to dodge the ball, and the instant produced the movie’s final slash.
The Goodfellas actor star died in his snooze at age 67 though on place in the Dominican Republic, his rep verified to NBC on Thursday. Liotta was in the country filming Harmful Waters, which also stars Eric Dane and Saffron Burrows.
Right after information of his loss of life broke, tributes poured in from his mates and previous colleagues. “I am utterly shattered to listen to this awful news about my Ray,” tweeted Lorraine Bracco, who played the spouse of Liotta’s character in Goodfellas. “I can be wherever in the earth & persons will arrive up & tell me their preferred motion picture is Goodfellas. Then they generally talk to what was the most effective section of creating that film. My response has constantly been the similar … Ray Liotta.”
Martin Scorsese, who directed the beloved mob film, mentioned he was “shocked” by the loss of the actor. “I’m totally stunned and devastated by the sudden, unanticipated demise of Ray Liotta,” he explained to Individuals in a statement. “He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so brave as an actor. … He unquestionably impressed me, and I’ll always be very pleased of the get the job done we did collectively on that photo.”
Liotta is survived by his 23-year-previous daughter, Karsen Liotta, whom he shares with ex-spouse Michelle Grace, and his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo. The Heartbreakers star and Nittolo got engaged in December 2020.
Final calendar year, Liotta disclosed that his daughter was truly the particular person dependable for location him up with the previous hairstylist. Karsen was at a get together at the Nittolos’ home with Jacy’s son Chazz when she explained she wished Jacy to meet her father.
“She said, ‘I want you to go out with my dad, I imagine you’d be perfect for my father,’” Ray recalled throughout a September 2021 look on Live With Kelly and Ryan. Jacy initially desired “nothing” to do with an actor, but the duo quickly strike it off. When the Shades of Blue alum declared his engagement to Jacy, he referred to as her “the like of my existence.”