Reaction to the death of writer-director Garry Marshall

Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:

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"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." " Ron Howard, in multiple Twitter posts.

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"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." " Henry Winkler, on Twitter.

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"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 everything 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." " Richard Gere.

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"Garry Marshall gave me the opportunity of many lifetimes and, more importantly, genuine love and friendship; a love that transcended far beyond show business. Garry's selfless nurturing of talent will be (passed) on to future generations along with all that he has created." " Anson Williams.

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"Garry was a uniquely creative force. It was a great pleasure and treat to see him work, and work with him. And on top of this, he was a warm and generous man, who always fostered a feeling of family with our cast. We lost a giant today." " Don Most.

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"What a devotion to the art of comedy. 'Happy Days' have come and gone." " Richard Lewis, on Twitter.

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"Garry Marshall gave me one of the best experiences I ever had in my career. Thanks pal." " "Pretty Woman" co-star Jason Alexander, on Twitter.

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"I lost a friend & mentor. We lost a beautiful man & masterful story teller." " Ashton Kutcher, on Twitter.

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"I hope Garry Marshall does a 'Squiggy' entrance when he enters the afterlife." " Patton Oswalt.

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"Garry Marshall was as sweet as he was generous and he told a great story. He will be missed." " Seth Meyers, on Twitter.

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"What a profound honor it was to know you. My life and the lives of anyone who has (ever) been blessed to meet you, know you, work with you or watch something you lovingly created will never be the same." " Yvette Nicole Brown, on Twitter.

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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, co-star of "The Other Sister," on Twitter.

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"The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend." " Bob Saget, on Twitter.

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"Worked with Garry Marshall on the new 'Odd Couple.' I was so excited to meet him. He was gracious, kind & very funny." " Dave Foley, on Twitter.

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"So sad to hear about the passing of the incredible Garry Marshall. You will be missed." " Lea Michele on Twitter.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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