Ray Liotta’s “proud” daughter, Karsen Liotta, paid tribute to her late father, who was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“I’m so touched to be accepting this honor on behalf of my dad. I couldn’t be more proud of him,” the 24-year-old said during the ceremony on Friday in Los Angeles. “He was a one-of-a-kind actor and the best friend, brother and father anyone could have asked for. I lucked out with you.”
The “Shade of Blue” alum continued, “If you have a Ray in your life, you’re lucky. I love you so much. Thank you for your work and the imprint you left on me and all of those who love you.
“Everyone deserves a Ray in their life.”
Also in attendance for the ceremony was Ray’s fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, to whom he proposed in 2020.
The honor came nearly nine months after Ray died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic. where he was filming an upcoming movie titled “Dangerous Waters.” He was 67.
Following the “Goodfellas” star’s death, Nittolo shared a series of touching photos of herself with Ray as she reflected on the time they spent together.
“My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical,” she wrote on Instagram last May.
“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. 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.”
Nittolo, 48, continued, “He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known…and even that is an understatement.”
The former hairstylist and Karsen have worked hard to keep Ray’s legacy alive.
Last June, the women attended the premiere of his Apple TV+ series “Black Bird,” which was the last television project he worked on before his death. And on Tuesday, Nittolo and the “Prettyface” actress attended the premiere of “Cocaine Bear,” which was Ray’s last completed film.
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