Celebrities react to the death of Garry Marshall

Hollywood is mourning the loss of one of its biggest and most influential stars. Actor and director Garry Marshall passed away on Tuesday (Jul. 19) after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 81 years old.

The father of three left behind seven-decades of career achievements, including a parade of acting credits on The Odd Couple and Murphy Brown, and even more directorial and writing successes, his most famous being Pretty Woman and Happy Days.

News of his death spread quickly in Hollywood, with many of his friends and colleagues sharing their grief and sadness over his passing.


Julie Andrews is 'devastated' over the loss of her friend and colleague.

Julie Andrews, who Garry directed in The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement released the following statement: "I am devastated to hear of Garry's passing. He was a dear friend and colleague....generous to a fault. My heart goes out to [his wife] Barbara and the entire family. We shall miss him."

Richard worked with Garry on the hit film Pretty Woman.

Pretty Woman's Richard Gere shared wonderful sentiments about the Hollywood icon with Variety, saying: "Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one’s lifetime [...] 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.”

Celebrities like Henry Winkler, Rob Lowe, Tom Hanks and more took to social media to remember the late star.

I have been fortunate in the sense that I have not lost many people that have made a significant, life changing impact to my world. Today, we lost someone who not only changed my life, but changed and touched the lives of so many others. Through his work, Garry Marshall was able to make us laugh, cry, feel joy and pride one moment, and the next, utter sadness. But he always did this in a beautiful way that made for such fantastic and timeless films. Each moment I spent with Garry on the set of Mother's Day was perfect, and is something I am so honored to have experienced. It's also something I look forward to telling my children about. I will always remember his infectious laugh and his joyful spirit. I am so grateful to of been able to be in his world, even for a small moment. Garry, you will be truly missed...

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