Alan Alda, Ron Howard, William Shatner and others pay tribute to Carl Reiner
"As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light."
Mel Brooks had a routine. Every evening he would hop in his car and drive to his friend Carl Reiner's house. Friends for 70 years, the longtime duo would proceed to share a meal and watch television. Jeopardy! was a particular favorite.
With the passing of Reiner at the age of 98, it is heartbreaking to think that Brooks will no longer partake in this particular ritual.
Brooks is hardly the only close friend Reiner gathered along the way in his illustrious comedy career. One only has to turn to social media to see the outpouring from celebrities. Reiner was clearly as beloved as his creations.
Here are friends and colleagues sharing their feelings upon the passing of the Dick Van Dyke Show creator. Comedians from every generation are feeling the loss.
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was the most spot on depiction of a universal type that I have ever seen.
He sent me his autograph a few years ago. Not to be in bad taste, but if anyone is interested
in getting Dick Van Dyke's autograph, you should write now as he is not likely to be with us
in 10 years when he is over 100. I am so glad I didn't wait to write Carl Reiner for his.