Ray Liotta’s last known public moments conveyed happy times for the critically acclaimed actor.
Liotta, 67, died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic, according to reports Thursday.
He was last seen in public on May 1, just weeks before his sudden, unexpected death, holding hands with his fiancee Jacy Nittolo, 46.
The two were spotted in good spirits while strolling in Pacific Palisades, where Liotta lived, after enjoying a Sunday lunch at Spruzzo Italian restaurant. The couple has been engaged since Christmas 2020.
Liotta’s last social media post was just two days later, on May 3, when he took to Instagram to share about his upcoming project, the Elizabeth Banks-directed film Cocaine Bear, which was slated for a February 2023 release. Liotta had several upcoming projects, including “Cocaine Bear,” according to IMDb.
“Cocaine Bear follows a strange group of cops, criminals, tourists and teenagers who meet in a Georgia forest where a top 500-pound predator has ingested a staggering amount of the white powder and is on a rampage with coke for more punch — and blood,” his post explained, along with a screenshot of a Hollywood Reporter article announcing the theatrical release of the film, which is currently in post-production.
The actor – known for classic roles in Goodfellas, Field of Dreams and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic. His cause of death and other details were not immediately known as of Thursday, but his untimely death came as a shock to many.
Nittolo reportedly accompanied Liotta on set during filming in the Dominican Republic. She has yet to comment on the heartbreaking news.
Meanwhile, Liotta’s “Goodfellas” co-star Robert De Niro shared his feelings about Liotta’s death with The Post.
“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing,” he said in a statement. “He’s far too young to leave us. Rest in peace.”
Liotta’s IMDb page also lists the TV series Black Bird and movie El Tonto — whose name has reportedly been changed to an unknown title — as completed. He was also reportedly set to star in The Substance and 29. April 1992”.
Liotta has 126 acting credits but is best known for his breakout role in the acclaimed 1990 Martin Scorsese flick Goodfellas, in which he played New York mobster Henry Hill alongside De Niro and Joe Pesci.
Liotta is survived by a daughter, Karsen, 23, whom he shared with his first wife, actress and producer Michelle Grace.