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Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Her 'Shades of Blue' Co-Star Ray Liotta After His Death

Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Her 'Shades of Blue' Co-Star Ray Liotta After His Death

Jennifer Lopez is reflecting on her relationship with her late co-star Ray Liotta.

On Thursday (May 26), it was confirmed that the Goodfellas actor passed away in his sleep at the age of 67. He was reportedly working on a movie called Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic at the time of his death.

Jennifer, who starred opposite Ray on the crime drama Shades of Blue from 2016 to 2018, paid tribute to him in a post shared to her Instagram.

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Ray was my partner in crime on Shades of Blue,” she captioned a series of photos of her with the late actor. “The first thing that comes to mind is he was so kind to my children. Ray was the epitome of a tough guy who was all mushy on the inside… I guess that’s what made him such a compelling actor to watch. The original Goodfella.”

Jennifer continued, “We shared some intense moments on set those three years! When I first heard he took the job on Shades of Blue, I was thrilled, and the first time we walked on set to do our first scene together there was an electric spark and a mutual respect and we both knew this was going to be good.”

She went on to say that they “enjoyed doing [their] scenes together” and she “felt lucky to have him there to work with and learn from.

“Like all artists he was complicated, sincere, honest and so very emotional,” the 52-year-old singer added. “Like a raw nerve, he was so accessible and so in touch in his acting and I will always remember our time together fondly. We lost a great today … RIP RAY … it’s so sad to lose you what seems way to soon … I will remember you always. Sending so much love and strength to your daughter Karsen, your family and all your loved ones.”

Several other stars have posted tributes to Ray on social media in the wake of his death. See their tweets here.

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