"Goodfellas" star Ray Liotta is to be honored on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" nine months after his sudden death. The 2,749th star plaque on the famous sidewalk will be unveiled on February 24, the awards presenters said. The character actor died in his sleep on May 26 last year at the age of 67. At the time, he was in the Dominican Republic for filming.
His daughter Karsen Liotta (24) is to unveil the star. Actor Taron Egerton and director and actress Elizabeth Banks have been invited as guest speakers. In one of his most recent roles, Liotta appeared in front of the camera for director Banks in the thriller comedy "Cocaine Bear". The film, about a black bear who used a large amount of cocaine based on a true story in the 1980s, is set to hit US theaters in late February.
With the mafia epic "Goodfellas" (1990) by director Martin Scorsese, Liotta became known alongside Robert de Niro. He shot "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner, the crime thriller "Killing Them Softly" with Brad Pitt, and the drama "The Place Beyond the Pines" with Ryan Gosling. Liotta was in front of the camera with "Kingsman" star Taron Egerton shortly before his death for the thriller series "In with the Devil" (originally: "Black Bird").
Liotta's only child, daughter Karsen, is from his 2004 divorce to actress Michelle Grace.