Ray Liotta’s daughter, actress Karsen Liotta, has finally spoken out after her father’s sudden death last month at the age of 67.’ The Goodfellas star passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting for the upcoming movie, Dangerous Waters
Just days before his death, the actor was photographed holding hands with his fiancée Jacy Nittolo, 46, with whom he had been engaged for two years.
Ray’s 23-year-old only daughter took to her Instagram on Thursday to share a throwback pic of her and her late father. “Those who knew him, loved him. You are the best dad anyone could ask for. I love you. Thank you for everything,” she wrote.
It was the first photo the budding actress had posted on her page since 2020. Within the next 24 hours, the post had received over 5,000 likes and 650 responses from fans and celebrities alike.
“Sweet Karsen! I am so sorry for your loss. What a great human your Dad was. I will remember those memories from first meeting him and you. Sending you love always,” one admirer commented among the well-wishers.
“A legendary soul who I grew up watching. Real authentic eyes that made you feel his passion on the screen. Wish I could have met him personally. I will miss him for the rest of my life.”
Meanwhile, Meredith Marks of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City replied, “Sending love and optimism.”
Karsen Liotta, the actor’s only child with ex-wife Michelle Grace, has a long list of acting credits, including a role as a vision of her father’s murdered daughter in several episodes of his police drama “Shades of Blue” in 2018.
Late last month, Ray Liotta’s fiancé, Jacy Nittolo shared a series of images of the two of them on Instagram, writing, “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.”
Her post continued, “The chemistry was wild in the best 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.”
“He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known… and even that is an understatement.” She added.