Goodfellas actor given posthumous star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Ray Liotta given posthumous Walk of Fame starMichael Buckner - Getty Images

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has been awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The actor — known for his many film roles, including Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's mob drama and Ray Sinclair in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild — died last May at the age of 67.

Liotta's daughter Karsen and his fiancée Jacy Nittolo were in attendance at the Walk of Fame ceremony, with took place today (February 25) in Los Angeles.

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Karsen accepted the star on behalf of her father in an emotional speech.

"I'm so touched to be accepting this honour on behalf of my dad," Karsen said.

"I couldn't be more proud of him. He was a one-of-a-kind actor, and the best friend, brother and father anyone could ask for. I lucked out with you.

"If you have a Ray in your life, you're lucky. Thank you for your work, and the imprint you left on me and all of those who love you."

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The actor's daughter also read a letter from Scorsese, who looked back on his time working with Liotta on his Oscar-nominated film, also starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

"He never missed a beat," Scorsese said of the late star in his message.

"He fit in perfectly and he was able to roll with the punches, figuratively and literally.

"I always expected to work with Ray again, at least once more. Now we’re honouring his memory.

"He was truly one of the greats – if anyone is deserving of a new star on the Walk of Fame, it's Ray."

Rocket Man's Taron Egerton and Pitch Perfect star Elizabeth Banks also spoke at the ceremony.

Both worked with Liotta in two of his last roles: Egerton on TV series Black Bird and Banks on her latest directorial effort, Cocaine Bear.

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