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Ray Liotta Wife: Ray Liotta died, leaving many in sadness, including his ex-wife, Michelle Grace, and his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo.
Following the news of Ray Liotta’s death on Thursday (May 26), the entertainment industry was in grief. Ray’s manager Jennifer Allen informed HollywoodLife that the renowned actor, who is most known for his appearances in Goodfellas, Field of Dreams, Hannibal, and Shades of Blue, “went away in his sleep last night.”
At the time of his death, the 67-year-old actor was filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic. The cause of his death was unknown at the time, but his death left a huge void in the hearts of many people.
While many knew Ray as an imposing figure, often associated with the mafia/crime genre of films, two women knew Ray as a vulnerable and emotional partner. Ray was once married to Michelle Grace and then engaged to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death. As everyone mourns this titan of the silver and small screen, here’s what you need to know about his wife and fiancée.
Ray Liotta Wife: Who Is Michelle Grace
Michelle Grace was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 4, 1968, according to her IMDb profile. She is both a producer and an actress, according to her bio. Take The Lead (2006), Knights of the South Bronx (2005), and Narc (2002) are among her producing credits. She made her acting debut in 1998’s The Rat Pack, a TV movie starring Ray Liotta as Frank Sinatra (with Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin and Don Cheadle playing Sammy Davis, Jr.)
Ray and Michelle first crossed paths when she was married to another man. Before she began her love with Ray, Michelle was the wife of Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Mark Grace. “She was married; and we didn’t cheat,” Liotta told The Mercury News in 2003. “But after she and Mark split up, she was looking for an acting coach. She was asked to do a rap video, and she called me up one day and said, ‘Should I do this video?’ And I said, ‘No, you should probably have dinner with me.’ And we’ve been together ever since.”
Who Is Jacy Nittolo?
Ray was engaged to Jacy Nittolo at the time of his death. Jacy, unlike her celebrity fiancé, worked and lived in the shadows. She has four children, whose names are Dax, Chazz, Jade, and Joey, according to her Instagram bio. Karsen was also mentioned, implying that she and her spiritual step-daughter had a love relationship.
It’s unclear when Ray and Jacy began dating. However, in December 2020, Ray announced that he got the best present for Christmas. “I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!” he captioned a photo of the two of them standing together in front of the Christmas tree.
When speaking with The Guardian in 2007, Ray reflected on the type of woman he might end up with following his divorce. “Probably someone who is not as career-orientated, who is more about the relationship,” he said. “I talk to my friends and, you know, they all seem to get relationships that aren’t right. You kind of want someone who is not at your beck and call but loves the idea of being in a relationship and what that entails. Being there for you.”
Did Ray Liotta Ever Did Drugs? Fake Weed and Cocaine Addiction Rumors Surface On Twitter
Ray Liotta drugs and using weed before his death has come surfacing on Twitter news. However, the actor died in a hotel room while asleep.
Representatives for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday night.
He was filming a new film in the Dominican Republic. “Utterly devastated to hear this horrible news about my Ray,” Lorraine Bracco, who played Karen Hill in “Goodfellas,” tweeted on Thursday.
Well shit, looks like I will be watching Goodfellas for the millionth time (the WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE DRUGS, KAREN Monkey Man scene, how much do you need? and fuck you pay me will never die in this house.) RIP Ray Liotta. I have stolen so so many of your best lines. Godspeed.
— FakaktaSouth (@FakaktaSouth) May 26, 2022
Nonetheless, Ray played movies where he mentioned drugs many times, which might be a factor his death has been vaguely related to drug use on Twitter.
Liotta garnered a Golden Globe nomination for 1986’s Something Wild after modest performances on TV and a small role in 1983’s The Lonely Lady.
In 1989, Liotta starred in Field of Dreams before starring as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas.
Fake Weed and Cocaine Addiction Rumors Surface On Twitter
It is not strange for fake trendsetters online to relate actors to Cocaine and Weed consumption. There has been no concrete evidence of Ray Liotta using substances previously or during his shooting in the Dominican Republic.
Liotta’s death was described as “a big, unexpected shock” by The Sopranos creator David Chase. He paid tribute to “a very warm and amusing person” and “a truly excellent actor” in a statement.
Despite his reputation as a rough guy, Liotta has claimed that he is not who people think he is. “I’ve never been in a fight,” Chase added.
Furthermore, he stated in an interview, “except during sports, and that’s just pushing and dumb kid stuff.”
Marriage Story and Amazon’s small-screen version of Hanna are two of his most recent projects.
Ray’s final roles, which are still to be seen, include Taron Egerton’s Apple thriller series Black Bird and Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear.