Lorraine Bracco, Adam Sandler and more stars pay tribute to Ray Liotta after his death at 67

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Stars are paying tribute to actor Ray Liotta after the news of his death was announced Thursday.

The "Goodfellas" actor died at the age of 67, ABC News confirmed. Details surrounding his death were not immediately shared. The actor is survived by his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, and his daughter, Karsen, with his ex-wife, Michelle Grace.

Along with playing mobster-turned-FBI informant Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 critically acclaimed gangster classic, Liotta was also known for on-screen roles in films including "Field of Dreams," "Something Wild," "Hannibal," "Killing Them Softly," "Narc" and "Cop Land."

Some of his more recent films include "The Many Saints of Newark" and "Marriage Story," among others. Liotta also appeared in many TV shows throughout his career, even winning an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series on "ER" in 2005.

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PHOTO: Ray Liotta attends the First Annual Spike TV Video Game Awards at MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Dec. 2, 2003.  (Christopher Polk/FilmMagic via getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: Ray Liotta attends the First Annual Spike TV Video Game Awards at MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Dec. 2, 2003. (Christopher Polk/FilmMagic via getty Images, FILE)

Following the news of his death, tributes for Liotta flooded social media.

Read messages remembering the late actor and his impact below:

Lorraine Bracco: "I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. Then they always ask what was the best part of making that movie. My response has always been the same…Ray Liotta."

Adam Sandler: "Tremendous actor. Sweetheart of a dad. Such a great funny man to know. Prayers are with his whole family."

Jamie Lee Curtis: "Ray Liotta has died. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a human being. A gentle man. So sad to hear."

Seth Rogen: "I can’t believe Ray Liotta has passed away. He was such a lovely, talented and hilarious person. Working with him was one of the great joys of my career and we made some of my favorite scenes I ever got to be in. A true legend of immense skill and grace."

Viola Davis: "RIP Ray Liotta!! Loved your work ❤️"

Josh Brolin: "My buddy. My friend. How so soon? Why? I’ll miss you. I will think about seeing you at Gold’s often, talking about what to do next, how to find something together. I always looked up to you — the work was always so good, but the man you were always stood out among the rest of them. Yes, I will miss you, pal. Until we meet again, wherever they say that is. ❤️❤️💔 #riprayliotta"

Kristin Chenoweth: "RIP GOODFELLA Ray Liotta. I adored you. I love knowing you all those years ago. 😢"

Rosanna Arquette: "I’m really sad to hear that Ray Liotta has passed away. He was an friend back in the day and it’s very sad. We had a lot of laughs Rest In Peace My friend."

Taron Egerton: "I stepped on the set of Black Bird in May of last year deeply excited that I would be working with Ray Liotta and even more excited that he would be playing my father. He was keeping himself to himself. Protecting his energy and his performance. I didn't know how to approach him as I didn't want to intrude. He caught my eye and walked over to me and hugged me without saying a word. It was a long hug. But not uncomfortable. We only spoke to each other in character for that first day. I took my lead from him. I think he wanted us to be a father and son before we were colleagues. What ensued was a profound experience for me as an actor; I have never felt such an easy, warm connection with another performer. He was so generous. If I went one way he followed me. Always dancing. Always listening. Never self-generated. I am extraordinarily proud of my next project. It was hard work and I was blessed to have a number of incredible scene partners, but I will always be most proud of my scenes with Ray; the relationship we built felt real in some strange way. When I first saw our show I text him telling him that I felt his performance was beautiful and that I was very proud of our work. His response was: 'you made it easy to love my son.' Ray, the feeling was so, so mutual. I will miss you."

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