EntertainmentCelebrities Garry Marshall dead: Celebrities react By amNY.com staff Updated July 20, 2016 9:12 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Garry Marshall, best known for the hit TV shows "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days," as well as the films "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries," died on July 19, 2016, at age 81. The Bronx native also directed cult favorites "Overboard" and "Beaches," and made a recent appearance on the rebooted "Odd Couple" as the father of Oscar (Matthew Perry). Henry Winkler Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Windle "GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace," the "Happy Days" actor wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity." Goldie Hawn Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez The "Overboard" actress posted a picture of herself with her daughter Kate Hudson and Marshall on Instagram. "Our beloved Garry Marshall has passed today. Our family will miss him so much. His humor, his humanity, and his love. Thank you for Overboard. Thank you for being such a special human. Rest in peace, dear one," she wrote. Rob Lowe Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Kempin The actor posted on Twitter: "Garry Marshall hired me at 15 years old. He gave my wife her start at 18, as a makeup artist. He changed our lives. And MANY others. #love" Ron Howard Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Mangels "I miss Garry already," Howard wrote on Twitter. "He leaves a huge void for all who were lucky to be in his orbit. A great friend" Mandy Moore Photo Credit: Getty Images / Valerie Macon Actress Mandy Moore, who worked with Marshall on "The Princess Diaries," posted a photo on Instagram of Marshall with actresses Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, who also starred in the film. "Garry Marshall. What a gem of a man. He was just the kindest, the most patient, the most human and so, so wildly funny. He also did me the favor of a lifetime and gave me my very first job (at 16) on 'The Princess Diaries.' Thank you for all the glorious means of laughing and crying and feeling whole and connected, Garry. Sending love to his family," she wrote. Tony Danza Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton The actor posted on Twitter: "We lost one of the all time greatest tonight. My dear friend, Garry Marshall, has passed away. My deepest thoughts to Barbara & the family." Bob Saget Photo Credit: Getty Images / Emma McIntyre "The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend," the actor wrote on Twitter. "Rest in peace Garry Marshall." Albert Brooks Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robyn Beck The filmmaker and actor wrote on Twitter, "R.I.P. Garry Marshall. A great, great guy and the best casino boss in the history of film. #lostinamerica" Sarah Paulson Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown "Garry Marshall, I am forever indebted to you," the actress wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for taking a chance on me. I love you. On the wings on Angels, rest now." Fred Savage Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez "So sad to hear the news about Garry Marshall," Savage posted on Twitter. "He was a kind and generous man who gave everything to his family and his work. A real loss..." Christina Applegate Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Hunt "I will never forget he called me and said 'this is Gary Marshall from show business ' I saved that message for years," wrote the actress on Twitter. "We lost an icon" John Stamos Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Davis On Twitter, the actor mourned the passing of Marshall. "Garry Marshall, without you there'd be no me. My heart is aching. #Mentor #Godfather #Dearfriend" Juliette Lewis Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mike Coppola "#RIPGaryMarshall I treasured our time making The Other Sister together. It has gone down as one of the most fulfilling, joyous and profound experiences of my career," the actress and musician wrote on Instagram. "He made movie sets a place of warmth humor and magic. And his relationships with people as well. What an honor to have known him." Alyssa Milano Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robin Marchant "I was blessed to have worked with Garry Marshall," the actress wrote on Twitter. "Not only was he a wonderful director, but also, he was a gentle, loving, kind man. #RIP" Jason Alexander Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jesse Grant "Garry Marshall gave me one of the best experiences I ever had in my career," the actor wrote on Twitter. "Thanks pal. RIP" Melissa Joan Hart Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky The actress posted on Instagram: "I am overwhelmed by the sad news that my friend and mentor Garry Marshall has passed away! Introduced by Henry Winkler, we worked together on Sabrina and ... pals with him and his amazing family. He cast me in Raising Helen (but the scene was cut from the film), he acted in my directorial debut for the short film Mute and we coproduced a script that almost became a film. He sent me birthday and Christmas cards every year and I treasure each interaction I had with that man. He truly was an inspiration, a kind soul and a loving person. Not to mention the epic television he created for us all!! God rest this soul and give comfort to his family!" By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.