Ray Liotta will be honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star following his sudden passing last year.
The American actor, producer, and director, who was best known for playing tough guys in classics like Goodfellas and Something Wild, died in his sleep in May last year.
Prior to his sudden and unexpected passing, the actor had just completed his role as Big Jim Keene in the beloved crime series Black Bird.
As Variety confirmed, the legendary actor, who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Something Wild, will receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this February 24.
The inauguration will take place at 6201 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles.
Accepting the star on behalf of Ray will be his 24-year-old daughter and actress Karsen Liotta, whereas guest speakers Taron Egerton and Elizabeth Banks are expected to pay a tribute to the late actor.
“When any actor of Ray’s caliber puts trust in you as a director, it’s a gift. But Ray gave me so much more,” Banks, who met the actor back in 2011, said after Ray’s passing last year.
“I had been told in the past by Hollywood producers that men wouldn’t follow me, that I couldn’t direct action because of that.
“Ray’s respect for me as a director, actress and artist, as his boss on set, meant everything to me because if you can direct Henry Hill, you can do f***ing anything in this town.”
Meanwhile, movie director Taron Egerton revealed that his connection to the actor evolved into a “special bond” even though he only met Liotta during the production of Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird.
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