Hollywood has responded to the death of beloved TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall with an outpouring of remembrances and gratitude.
The AP reports that Henry Winkler posted on Twitter: “Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity. Larger than life, funnier than most, wise and the definition of friend.”
Ron Howard’s response was also noted by the AP. In multiple Twitter posts, Howard wrote: “RIP Garry Marshall, whose humor & humanity inspired. He was a world class boss & mentor whose creativity and leadership meant a ton to me. … Garry’s mantra, to those who succeeded in entertainment was simple… ‘Life is more important that show business.’ … I miss Garry already. He leaves a huge void for all who were lucky to be in his orbit. A great friend.”
Deadline.com notes that Bette Midler posted a Twitter message that reads: “My wonderful, hilarious, big-hearted friend Garry Marshall died yesterday. He guided Barbara Hershey and me through #Beaches…”
And Albert Brooks, in a message also noted by Deadline, tweeted: “R.I.P. Garry Marshall. A great, great guy and the best casino boss in the history of film. #lostinamerica.”
Click on the links in this story to the AP and Deadline to read additional remembrances.