Famed writer-director-producer Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81. As his publicist Michelle Bega revealed through a statement, he passed away from complications with pneumonia following a stroke at a Burbank, California hospital on Tuesday.
Garry is best known for creating the highly popular ’70s shows Mork & Mindy and Happy Days, and directing the hit films Pretty Woman and Beaches.
He got his start in the business in the late ’50s, and although he’s primarily known for his directing and producing gigs, he has also worked as an actor.
Off set, Garry was considered by many to be a warm and kindhearted soul. His inviting personality might explain why several Hollywood A-listers repeatedly took parts in his films. Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson are two prime examples.
Garry, who was born in The Bronx, graduated from Northwestern University.
Nominated for five Emmys, he is survived by his wife Barbara Sue Marshall, whom he was married to for 53 years, as well as his two sisters (including director-producer-actress Penny Marshall), three children and six grandchildren.
Below, check out some of the tributes to Garry Tweeted out by celebrities.
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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) 20 July 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) 20 July 2016
R.I.P. Garry Marshall. It was a privilege to work with you. #PrettyWoman
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) 20 July 2016
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) 20 July 2016
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