The late Ray Liotta is set to be honored in his hometown of New Jersey.
We reported that the GoodFellas actor passed away while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic at age 67.
As reported by TMZ, the mayor of Union Township Manuel Figueiredo confirmed that the town will hold a memorial in honor of Liotta, who grew up there.
“Union Township is looking at a variety of options to honor Ray, but also giving the family time to grieve before making a final decision,” Figueiredo said. The town has plans to name a baseball field after the actor.
After his sudden death, many people who knew Liotta poured out heartfelt messages to him. Director Martin Scorsese said, “He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor.”
He continued, “Playing Henry Hill in Goodfellas was a tall order, because the character had so many different facets, so many complicated layers, and Ray was in almost every scene of a long, tough shoot. He absolutely amazed me, and I’ll always be proud of the work we did together on that picture.”