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Ray Liotta is remembered on what would have been his 68th birthday.
Jacy Nittolo, the late Emmy Award winner’s fiancé, paid tribute to Liotta’s memory with a slideshow of photos of the two of them and their children, set to The Beatles’ “In My Life.”
Liotta died unexpectedly in May at the age of 67.
She began the caption with a quote from Chuck Palahniuk: “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
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“Today Ray would have turned 68,” continued Nittolo, 48. “I believe he has created much for all who will live on forever, especially in the hearts of Ray’s sister Linda, his daughter Karsen and myself. Today we celebrate you.”
The photos include memories of their relationship, as well as some blended family time spent with his daughter Karsen Liotta, 24, who he shared with ex-wife Michelle Grace, and Nittolo’s four children Dax, Chazz, Jade and Joey.
Nittolo received an outpouring of love and support in the comments section. “Truthful words have never been spoken again. So he will indeed live forever. Happy birthday, Ray,” wrote Kelly Rizzo, who also lost her partner when husband Bob Saget died in January at age 65.
The former hairstylist has remained close to Karsen and attended the posthumous premiere of her father’s film Black bird in June. Ray previously revealed that Karsen introduced them after meeting Nittolo’s son, who is around her age, at a party.
After announcing their engagement in December 2020, Ray spoke to PEOPLE about how to get closer to Nittolo during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Fortunately I had met someone, and it brought us very, very close, to the point where I am now engaged,” he said last November. “So I like to think that was the reason. I’ve heard that there are a lot of people whose relationships didn’t work out because they were together so much. But she’s just amazing.”
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Nittolo, who paid tribute to Liotta with a tattoo in August, opened up about her loss on her first Thanksgiving without him. “I’ve been without Ray for almost six months now. Most days are unbearable,” she wrote on Instagram. “I find it hard to breathe without him.”