Hollywood is mourning the loss of actor and director Garry Marshall, who died at the age of 81 on Tuesday, July 19.
As we noted, Marshall passed away from complications of pneumonia after he suffered a stroke.
The New York native was an icon in Hollywood as he was the creator of the TV show Happy Days and the director of movies like Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Mother’s Day, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement to name a few.
He also worked as a writer and producer on several other projects and with countless actors over the years so it comes as no surprise that so many A-listers took to social media to react and pay tribute to the news his death.
GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace .. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty , friendship and generosity .
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall was a wonderful man, hilarious, gifted in the ways of humanity and storytelling. He launched and nur… https://t.co/N1raCJkzQM
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall hired me at 15 years old. He gave my wife her start at 18, as a makeup artist. He changed our lives. And MANY others. #love
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) 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.
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) July 20, 2016
The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend.
Rest in peace Garry Marshall.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) July 20, 2016
RIP Garry Marshall, the loveliest hostage a gal could ask for. Mastered so many mediums & was vital to the end ❤️ pic.twitter.com/e5epZLnrJX
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall was as sweet as he was generous and he told a great story. He will be missed.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 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. 💙
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall gave me one of the best experiences I ever had in my career. Thanks pal. RIP
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 20, 2016
#GarryMarshall was one of the good ones! He always fought for what is right! He helped change this world in many ways. ❤️❤️❤️
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) July 20, 2016
R.I.P. Garry Marshall. A great, great guy and the best casino boss in the history of film. #lostinamerica
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) 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…
— Fred Savage (@thefredsavage) July 20, 2016
— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) July 20, 2016
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.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 20, 2016