Many Mourn the Loss of Great Actor Ray Liotta

Aaliyah Murillo, Staff Writer

Ray Liotta,  the actor whose career started in 1990 in the classic Goodfellas, sadly passed away at age 67. According to Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic where he was shooting the film, Dangerous Waters.

Liotta has left behind his daughter Karson and soon-to-be wife Jacy Nittolo, who was set to be married to Liotta.

Liotta was recently sent to be an executive producer on the A&E documentary series “5 Families: the rise and fall of the New York mafia‘s Genovese, Gambino, Bonanno, Colombo, and Lucchese families.”

Liotta won a primetime Emmy in 2005 and was a two-time SAG award nominee for the 2015 series Texas Rising and the 1998 film the Rat Pack.

Many younger audiences know him more from his appearance in the animated movie the Bee movies.

Jacy Nittolo said in an emotional Instagram post “ 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. The chemistry was wild in the best way.”

Nittolo went on to say, “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. He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.”

Loreena Murillo a local Ammon resident says, “I didn’t really know who he was but I did know him from the Bee Movie, which I personally think was a great film. I think overall it’s sad when any person or celebrity dies, and by what his fiancé said he was a good guy and I’m sure it was sad when he passed.”

Ismael Murillo an Idaho Falls resident says “ I think it was really sad that Ray passed away he seemed to have a good career since he started in 1990, all the way ’til now. He lived a good successful life; he did pass away early, which I think is sad. He still had so much ahead of him, but what he had lived was pretty good because he was so popular and loved by many.”

He will be missed