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Ben Stiller thanks public for support after death of his mom, Anne Meara

Ben Stiller and mother Anne Meara in Bel

Ben Stiller and mother Anne Meara in Bel Air, California on Nov. 11, 2004. Photo Credit: Getty / Frazer Harrison

Ben Stiller thanked the public for their well-wishes and support on Twitter Monday, two days after his mother Anne Meara passed away.

"Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," Stiller tweeted. "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."

It was the first time Stiller had tweeted since Meara's death on Saturday. The cause of her death was not released.

Meara, 85, had a long-lasting career in both television and films. She starred alongside her husband, Jerry Stiller, as "Stiller and Meara" and became regulars on "The Ed Sullivan Show." She had a recurring role on HBO's "Sex and the City" and, more recently, appeared alongside her son in "Night at the Museum."

The Brooklyn-born actress was remembered by many celebrities on social media over the weekend.

"Stiller and Meara have been a wonderful presence in comedy my whole life," Steve Martin tweeted on Sunday. "Now Anne Meara is gone, and I salute her."

Rosie O'Donnell posted a photo of herself with the late star on Twitter, writing: "with a heavy heart -- she was so real."


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