Celebrities React To Anne Meara Death
Celebrities are reacting to the death of beloved comedienne Anne Meara, who was one half of the comedy duo “Stiller and Meara,” and is the mother of Ben Stiller. As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Meara died on Saturday night at the age of 85. She’s best known to a younger generation for her roles on “Sex and the City, ” as well as on “King of Queens,” which starred her husband Jerry Stiller. With a career spanning more than five decades, Meara steadily worked in television and film, and now other stars are paying tribute on Twitter.
Leah Remini, who starred on “King of Queens,” tweeted, ” Rest In Peace Anne Meara. Thank you for the laughs on and off the screen of The king Of Queens Your kind of Chutzpah will be greatly missed. It was an honor to know you. Our thoughts and prayers to her family. #GreatTalent #GreatWoman #StillerAndMeara.” And Billy Eichner expressed, “I loved Anne Meara. #RIPAnne.” Andy Richter wrote, “I was lucky enough to know Anne Meara personally, and I’m very saddened by her passing. She was wonderful. Love to her family. #RIPAnne.”
Michael McKean noted, “I always loved Anne Meara: funny forever, a terrific actress, & a really fine human being. RIP.” Meanwhile Paul Feig felt, “Very sad to hear of the passing of Anne Meara. Such an incredibly funny person, an amazing woman & a groundbreaker. A huge loss for comedy.” Marlee Matlin said, “So sorry to read about the passing of Anne Meara. Condolences to @RedHourBen and dad Jerry Stiller.
Gilbert Gottfried tweeted, “Goodbye to half of the terrific comedy team Stiller and Meara . R.I.P. Anne Meara.” Steve Martin emotionally offered, “Stiller and Meara have been a wonderful presence in comedy my whole life. Now Anne Meara is gone, and I salute her.” “The world lost a great one. Anne Meara, thank you for always being so hilarious & so much fun to go swimming with,” added Natasha Lyonne. And Rosie O’Donnell simply stated, “with a heavy heart – she was so real.”
Gossip Cop met Meara on a number of occasions and she couldn’t have been more lovely and accommodating to, at the time, a younger reporter. We’d like to extend our sincerest sympathies to her entire family, and we’ll be updating as more stars mourn Meara’s loss on Twitter.