Goodfellas actor Ray Liotta’s fiancé Jesse Nittolo described him as “the most beautiful person inside and out” in an emotional tribute.
Iota died on 26 May at the age of 67.
His publicist Jennifer Allen from Viewpoint said the actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming his latest film, Dangerous Waters.
Nittolo, 47, who was with the actor in the Dominican Republic at the time of his death, paid an emotional tribute to him on Instagram.
Along with a selection of photos of the couple, she wrote: “My life over the years has been nothing but truly magical.
“Ray and I share a deep love that I will always cherish in my heart.
“We laughed everyday and we were inseparable. The chemistry was wild at best.
“He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other. The kind of true love one dreams of.
“He was the most beautiful person inside and out I’ve ever known … and even that is an understatement.”
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Liotta rose to fame playing former thief Ray Sinclair in the 1986 black comedy Something Wild, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each otherJesse Nitolo
He starred as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1989 film Field of Dreams and is best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in Goodfellas, opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and directed by Martin Scorsese.
Nittolo’s message comes after a wave of tributes from the film industry, including 79-year-old Scorsese, praised the “uniquely talented” and “courageous” artist.
“My heart goes out to his loved ones, and it’s too early for his loss,” Scorsese said in a statement.
In recent years Liotta has appeared in Marriage Story and No Sudden Move and starred alongside Taron Egerton in the upcoming Apple TV series Black Bird.
After turning down a role in the original series, in 2021 she starred in The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.
Liotta recently finished filming Cocaine Bear, directed by Elizabeth Banks, which is slated to release in February next year.
The New Jersey-born actor was also reportedly due to star in The Substance alongside Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.
Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Carson, whose mother is his ex-wife Michelle Grace.