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Abe Vigoda dead: Celebrities react

Celebrities are mourning the death of character actor Abe Vigoda, who died in his sleep Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the age of 94, according to The Associated Press.

Dane Cook, Matt Lauer, Rosie Perez and more took to Twitter to remember Vigoda, while Robert Duvall issued a statement to the AP. Vigoda was best known for his role as Sal Tessio in "The Godfather" and for his work on the television series "Barney Miller."

Scroll down to see how stars are remembering him.

Robert Duvall

The actor said in a statement to the
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The actor said in a statement to the AP Tuesday it was "great working with Abe in 'The Godfather' and wonderful to have him among us. We had some great memories together and he will really be missed."

Carson Daly

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"RIP. Such a sweet man," the "Today" and "The Voice" host tweeted. "God Bless his family."

Andy Richter

Actor and comedian Andy Richter posted this film
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Actor and comedian Andy Richter posted this film strip of himself with Abe Vigoda on Twitter, writing, simply, "We'll miss you, Abe."

Orlando Jones

Actor Orlando Jones tweeted,
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Actor Orlando Jones tweeted, "RIP Abe Vigoda - Met him at the 55th Annual NY Emmy Awards. Great guy."

Meredith Viera

TV's Meredith Viera tweeted,
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TV's Meredith Viera tweeted, "Abe Vigoda was one of the nicest guys in the business ... talent with a capital 'T' and so sweet. He always left me with a smile on my face."

Larry King

King tweeted,
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King tweeted, "#AbeVigoda is gone. What a life. What a career. What a warm & funny man he was. His performance in 'Godfather' still amazes me."

Rosie Perez

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"No! Fish is gone! God rest his talented soul!" the actress tweeted.

Dane Cook

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"I met Abe Vigoda at a urinal. He was so kind," the comedian posted on Twitter. "I told him I loved his work and he said, 'right now?' His portrayal of Sal Tessio! RIP sir."

Griffin Dunne

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"#RIPAbeVigoda speechless," the actor tweeted.

Al Roker

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"Sad news. Abe Vigoda, who played Det. Fish Barney Miller, was 94," the "Today" anchor tweeted.

Patton Oswalt

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"The Grim Reaper just checked the last name off his bucket list & sighed. #RIPAbeVigoda," the comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted.

Matt Lauer

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"Abe Vigoda is gone," the "Today" anchor tweeted. "He made me smile every time he walked into our studio and brightened our day. Thank you Abe for your grace and humor."

Sen. Chuck Schumer

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"St. Peter, couldn't you have let Abe Vigoda off the hook, for old times' sake?" tweeted Sen. Schumer. "#RIP one of Brooklyn's great actors."


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