'Hard to breathe without him': Ray Liotta's fiancee shares touching Thanksgiving tribute six months after his death

Ray Liottas's fiancee Jacy Nittolo shared a touchinh tribute on Instagram on Thanksgiving and thanked the people who always supported her

'Hard to breathe without him': Ray Liotta's fiancee shares touching Thanksgiving tribute six months after his death
Ray Liotta and a picture of Ray Liotta and his fiancee Jacy Nittolo (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images and Instagram/@jacynittolo)
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It’s been six months since Ray Liotta passed away during the filming of his latest movie ‘Dangerous Waters’ and her fiancée has marked the occasion with a touching tribute that made everyone emotional. Taking it to Instagram, Ray’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo shared an adorable black and white picture of her and Ray while celebrating Thanksgiving together in 2019. In the image, Ray and Jacy are all smiles as they embrace each on the prestigious festive occasion.

Apart from sharing a picture, Nittolo also wrote a touching tribute to her late fiancée and noted how empty it feels without him. She began by addressing that the photo is from the Thanksgiving they spent with each other in 2019 and continued by saying how most of the days are “unbearable” without him. Nittolo also thanked Ray for all the memories that she made with the ‘Goodfellas’ star and called them “the best years of her life.”

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(L-R) Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo attend the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
(L-R) Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo attend the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

 

“Thanksgiving 2019. I’ve been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him. Today and every day I am so thankful for the memories he gave me. They were the best years of my life,” Nittolo wrote on the image-sharing platform.

The late actor’s fiancée also said “thank you” to all the family members and loved ones who stood beside her throughout the difficult period. She also mentioned the name of Ray’s daughter Karsen, whom he shares with ex-wife Michelle Grace, and noted that she has been a source of support for her.

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She added, “I’m thankful for my family and children who have been there for me every step of the way. You keep me going. I’m thankful for Karsen who laughs and cries with me daily. We are connected for life.”

Nittolo concluded her post by saying that she is ‘blessed’ to have so many amazing people even when she is “enduring” so much pain. She added, “I’m so grateful for my friends old and new, I don’t know what I would do without your continuous support. Even with such enduring pain, I feel blessed and I’m truly thankful.”

Liotta and Nittolo got into a relationship in 2020 and made their red-carpet debut at Film Independent Spirit Awards in February 2020. Since then, they were seen together on several occasions. On December 26, 2020, Nittolo announced on her Instagram account that the couple got engaged and shared a couple of pictures where the couple can be seen enjoying the moment while wearing sparkling rings. As time passed, their relationship became stronger and Nittolo kept on sharing her photos with Ray on social media.

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Her Instagram account is filled with pictures of Ray and earlier this year, she marked Ray’s three-month death anniversary by getting a tattoo to honor her late husband.
Born in 1954, Ray Liotta started getting recognition for his work in the 1980s and became a superstar after playing the role of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster drama ‘Goodfellas’. Meanwhile, in 1986, he gave a terrific performance in the 1986 film ‘Something Wild’ and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes.
Over the years, he worked in a lot of high-end ventures such as ‘Unlawful Entry’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Cop Land’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘John Q’, ‘The Last Shot’, ‘Chasing 3000’, and many more.

In 2005, Liotta won the Primetime Emmy for his role in the TV series ‘ER’.

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(EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Ray Liotta attends the closing night screening of 'Goodfellas' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre on April 25, 2015 in New York City.
(EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Ray Liotta attends the closing night screening of 'Goodfellas' during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre on April 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

 

The actor died in his sleep on May 26, 2022, and even though his publicist said that he died in his sleep, the actor’s death did become controversial when some people said that he died because of the Covid-19 vaccines. However, his publicist made it clear that his death was not caused because of the vaccines. The publicist said, “The family has not released the cause of death yet, but I do know the cause, and (it) has nothing to do with COVID or the vaccine.”

Liotta left behind a daughter, Karsen.

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