Hollywood has lost another great.
As we previously reported, beloved director and producer Garry Marshall passed away on Tuesday evening due to complications of pneumonia, not long after he had suffered from a stroke, in a hospital located in Burbank, CA. He was 81 years old.
Marshall is best known for launching many actors’ careers through his hits like Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Beaches, and more. So it’s no wonder that this death quite an impact on Tinseltown. In fact, many A-listers have since taken to Twitter and Instagram to mourn the late industry vet — including Rob Lowe, Mandy Moore, Kathy Bates, and countless others.
“Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman… a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized… he was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to every thing and everyone he crossed paths with. Everyone loved Garry. He was a mentor and a cheerleader and one of the funniest men who ever lived. He had a heart of the purest gold and a soul full of mischief. He was Garry.”
Tissues, anyone? Be sure to take a look at the rest of the heartfelt messages for yourself (below):
Garry Marshall I adored working with you, your kindness unforgotten. “May you be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead.”
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) July 20, 2016
GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace .. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty , friendship and generosity .
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall gave me one of the best experiences I ever had in my career. Thanks pal. RIP
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 20, 2016
#RIPGaryMarshall I treasured our time making The Other Sister together. It has gone down as one of the most fullfilling, joyous and profound experiences of my career. He made movie sets a place of warmth humor and magic. And his relationships with people as well. What an honor to have known him. ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å├░┼╕Γäó┬Å #GiovanniRibisi #DianeKeatonA video posted by Juliette Lewis (@juliettelewis) on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:27pm PDT
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.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall, I am forever indebted to you. Thank you for taking a chance on me. I love you. On the wings on Angels, rest now.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) July 20, 2016
My heart is broken. Comic genius, Garry Marshall has died. A cultural icon who was brilliant till the end. Always kind. Always funny! RIP
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall. Lovely man.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) July 20, 2016
So sad to hear the news about Garry Marshall. He was a kind and generous man who gave everything to his family and his work. A real loss…
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Fred Savage (@thefredsavage) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall. ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ¥ What a gem of a man. He was just the kindest, the most patient, the most human and so, so wildly funny. He also did me me the favor of a lifetime and gave me my very first job (at 16) on “The Princess Diaries”. Thank you for all the glorious means of laughing and crying and feeling whole and connected, Garry. Sending love to his family ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇö├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇö├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇö (ps: I couldn’t find a picture so here’s one from the set of that film w Julie and Anne)A photo posted by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:12pm PDT
I had the honor to work w the legendary #GarryMarshall -thank you for your comedic genius and I’m so grateful for all the films and tv shows that helped shaped my generation and generations to come. #rip├░┼╕Γäó┬Å a true pioneer in entertainment.A photo posted by Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:22pm PDT
The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend.
Rest in peace Garry Marshall.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ bob saget (@bobsaget) July 20, 2016
We lost one of the all time greatest tonight. My dear friend, Garry Marshall, has passed away. My deepest thoughts to Barbara & the family.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Tony Danza (@TonyDanza) July 20, 2016
Oh, man. RIP Garry Marshall. Sad. Just talked to him. Great guy.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ marc maron (@marcmaron) July 20, 2016
I only met Garry Marshall once, when I was very young, but he was incredibly warm, encouraging, and generous with his time and energy. ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓäó
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 20, 2016
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