Entertainment TV Lorraine Bracco Gets Choked Up Remembering Late Costars James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico and Ray Liotta The Sopranos and Goodfellas actress says the deaths of three of her beloved costars has taught her to "live every day as well and as much" as possible By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines and Alexandra Schonfeld Alexandra Schonfeld Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 16, 2022 01:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Lorraine Bracco still has late costars James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico and Ray Liotta on her mind. Bracco joined Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano in commemorative cheers to the actress's late pals on Friday's episode of Rachael Ray Show. "Let's make a toast to friends of yours, Ray Liotta and Tony Sirico," said Cusimano, 55. "To Ray and Tony," echoed Ray, 54. Bracco, 67, chimed in, "And to Jimmy Gandolfini." "Oh, and Jim Gandolfini. Oh my God," Ray said as Bracco replied, "We can't forget Jim." "Who could ever?" agreed Ray. Steven Bergman / AFF-USA.COM / MEGA Celebrities Who've Died in 2022 Bracco — who most notably starred with Gandolfini and Sirico in HBO's The Sopranos, and with Liotta in Martin Scorcese's 1990 film Goodfellas — opened up about how hard it's been to lose some of her closest friends and colleagues over the years. "It's been a weird time," she began. "Look, Tony Sirico was older, and I get it. As sad as I am, I get it. But Ray and Jimmy?" Warner Bros. Chef/host Ray acknowledged how "shocked" she was by Liotta's recent passing, and recalled how Gandolfini was with loved ones in Italy at the time of his death. She then asked Bracco how she's coped with it all, leading the actress to get choked up as she gave her emotional response. "You know, what it says to me is to live every day as well and as much and give," she says. "Give, give, give. That's what I take away from it, really." Bracco added, "I adored all three of them." Jamie Lee Curtis, Lorraine Bracco, Taron Egerton and More React to Ray Liotta's Death: 'Shattered' Lorraine Bracco in The Sopranos. Craig Blankenhorn/HBO/Courtesy Everett Collection Gandolfini died suddenly at 51 years old while in Italy with his family in 2013. His teenage son found his body. An autopsy later confirmed he'd had a heart attack. Martin Scorsese Says He Wishes He 'Had the Chance' to See Ray Liotta 'Just Once More' Liotta died in his sleep this past May in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He was 67. Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Tony Sirico. Tiffany Rose/Getty, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic Not long after, Sirico died in July at age 72. He had been diagnosed with dementia years prior and had been in an assisted living facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the time of his death. Following Sirico's death, Bracco shared heartfelt words about the actor alongside sweet photos of the two of them together. "I adore Tony Sirico," she tweeted. "A stand up guy who always had my back and who loved my children and my parents." Reflecting on her "lifetime of memories with Tony" from Goodfellas to Sopranos "and way beyond," Bracco shared one moment with Sirico that she's especially fond of. "My God, did we have fun doing the Bensonhurt Spelling Bee (I'm still laughing). I hope he's in heaven cracking everybody up now. Love you, my Pal... rest in peace." Rob Kim/FilmMagic In her 2015 book, To the Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate and Be the Best You Can Be, Bracco recalled how Gandolfini's death was a wake-up call. His death, she wrote, served as a "jolting reminder" of how you can be "here today and gone tomorrow." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Rachael Ray airs weekdays (check local listings).