Jerry Weintraub Mourned By George Clooney And Brad Pitt — Plus: See Celebrity Twitter Tributes
Stars are taking to Twitter to mourn Jerry Weintraub, the legendary Hollywood producer whose death was confirmed at age 77 on Monday. As Gossip Cop noted, Weintraub had a decades-long career in film and television, working with some of the biggest actors and actresses. Now many are paying tribute.
In a statement, George Clooney (pictured right in 2009) said, “In the coming days there will be tributes, about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We’ll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments. And in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But not today. Today our friend died. To his family and friends, Amal and I send our love. And to those who didn’t know him we send our deepest sympathy. You would have loved him.”
In his own statement, Brad Pitt said, “He was an absolute original. I loved him and will genuinely miss him.” Neither Pitt nor Clooney are on social media, but those that are are sharing their own condolences and recollections.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance, tweeted, “Jerry Weintraub is larger than life. He was a giant in Hollywood & his heart was so big it lit up the town. My thoughts are with his family.” Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio wrote, “So sad at loss of Jerry Weintraub, you were 1 of a kind, my friend. Last of a breed. So glad I got to be ‘that kid.'” And Don Cheadle simply said, “R.I.P Jerry Weintraub.”
Larry King admitted, “Shocked to learn of the passing of Jerry Weintraub. I just saw him last week. This is a great loss to show business, what a legend.” Tom Arnold shared, “Sent George Bush note after insult on Carson. President invited me 2 dinner “because Jerry Weintrab says you’re a nice guy” RIPJerryWeintrab.” Even Rachael Ray said, “Thank you Jerry Weintraub for some of the greatest shows we’ve ever seen on Earth. There will only be ONE Jerry Weintraub.”
“So sad and shocked that a creative spirit like Jerry Weintraub’s could EVER be silenced. He was the ultimate producer. #BehindTheCandelabra,” posted Rob Lowe. And Dane Cook noted, “J Weintraub also passed away! RIP.. Truly incredible man. His book – essential reading for anyone interested in the entertainment industry.” Gossip Cop will update.