Garry Marshall died on Tuesday at the age of 81, and now stars are reacting to the death of the film and TV writer, director and producer. Among the TV shows created by Marshalll were “The Odd Couple,” “Happy Days, “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy.” He memorably directed the movies Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, and more recently helmed the ensemble films Valentine’s Day and New Year’s. See celebrity reactions to Marshall’s death below.
Emmy Rossum tweeted, “An artist and such a kind person who brought such joy. Sat in his office w him not even a year ago. Such sad news.” Octavia Spencer wrote, “RIP #GarryMarshall will miss that talented one.” And Albert Brooks expressed, “R.I.P. Garry Marshall. A great, great guy and the best casino boss in the history of film. #lostinamerica.”
Henry Winkler, who famously starred as Fonzie on “Happy Days” tweeted, “GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace… Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity.” Jason Alexander remembered, “Garry Marshall gave me one of the best experiences I ever had in my career. Thanks pal. RIP” “Worked with Garry Marshall on the new Odd Couple. I was so excited to meet him. He was gracious, kind & very funny. #GarryMarshal #legend,” added Dave Foley.
Debra Messing exclaimed, “Oh no… What a lovely lovely man. I’m so sorry he’s gone. What a Light. RIP.” Meanwhile, Marlee Matlin offered, “A Hollywood genius has passed – producer/director Garry Marshall. Happy Days, Pretty Woman and more. But most of all, a lovely man. RIP.” Eric Stonestreet noted, “Garry Marshall was a very nice man.” Mandy Moore recalled, “Garry Marshall was one of the greats. He connected us all through joy, laughter, compassion & kindness. He also gave me my very 1st job.”
Alongside a photo of himself with Marshall, Zach Braff shared on Instagram, “I cannot possibly convey to you how much Gary Marshall meant to me. He was the kindest man you’d ever had met. His talent made me laugh more than most people ever have. I encourage you to get his book on tape. (You have to hear it in Gary’s voice.) He was a legend. RIP to one of the greatest comedy writer/directors to have ever lived on our tiny little rock.”
“The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend. Rest in peace Garry Marshall,” tweeted Bob Saget. Robin Williams‘ daughter Zelda wrote, “RIP Garry Marshall. You forever changed my father’s life, and thus, mine. Thank you for capturing so much joy on film, over and over.” Alyssa Milano said, “I was blessed to have worked with Garry Marshall. Not only was he a wonderful director, but also, he was a gentle, loving, kind man. #RIP”
Rebel Wilson noted, “I met Garry Marshall backstage last month at The Little Mermaid concert. I was just amazed and in awe of him. He was so lovely, so talented.” Melissa Joan Hart wrote, “I am overwhelmed by the sad news that my friend and mentor Garry Marshall has passed away!” And Goldie Hawn expressed, “We lost Gary Marshall today to the Angels. I will miss you so much. Thank u for Overboard, your joy and humanity RIP.”
Larry King felt, Making millions of us laugh on a regular basis is a life well spent. #RipGarryMarshall” Lea Michele wrote, “So sad to hear about the passing of the incredible Garry Marshall.. You will be missed.” “Garry Marshall was as sweet as he was generous and he told a great story. He will be missed,” tweeted Seth Meyers. Gossip Cop will continue to update as more stars share their condolences, reactions, and memories of Marshall.
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