HomeABC EntertainmentRay Liotta’s ‘Black Bird’ co-stars remember the late actorRay Liotta’s ‘Black Bird’ co-stars remember the late actorThu, July 14, 2022 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW Apple TV+The new Apple TV+ series Black Bird features one of the last performances from Ray Liotta, who died in his sleep in May at the age of 67.Black Bird tells the true story of a convicted drug dealer, played by Taron Egerton, who can go free if he gets a confession from a serial killer and finds out where his victims are buried. Liotta plays Egerton’s father, a former cop in ill health who wasn’t the most honorable officer, and Egerton tells ABC Audio it’s a fantastic performance.“I was very inspired by working with Ray, and I felt kind of changed by it as an actor,” he recalls. “I think the scenes are some of the best that I’ve been a part of in, not just this show, but my entire career.”“I know he was very excited about this and I know he was very passionate about the role,” adds Egerton. “So it’s a nice way, because I believe that Ray ended his life at the peak of his acting powers.”The show’s creator Dennis Lehane calls Liotta’s death “a big blow,” explaining, “Nobody had a clue — absolutely none. He was fine right up until he didn’t wake up.”In fact, Lehane says he and Liotta even had plans to work together on a future project.“The last conversation I ever had with Ray was, he said ‘what are you working on?"” he says. “I told him and he said, ‘Is there a part in there for me?’ And I said, ‘Of course there’s a part in there for you.’ And he said, ‘Well, make it a big part."” Black Bird is currently streaming on Apple+, with new episodes airing Fridays.Copyright © 2022, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.