Celebrities pay tribute to Garry Marshall

The legend had worked with the best and brightest in the industry.

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Last night, Garry Marshall passed away at the age of 81, leaving behind a great legacy and giant body of work.

Marshall had worked with the best and brightest actors in the industry, and many of them have taken to social media to profess their admiration for the director.

Happy Days star Henry Winkler gave thanks for having Marshall as a friend.

Ron Howard called Marshall a mentor.

Taxi star Tony Danza offered his condolances.

Tom Hanks said he'll miss Marshall.

Julie Andrews worked with Marshall during the making of The Princess Diaries. The screen legend said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, "I am devastated to hear of Garry's passing. He was a dear friend and colleague....generous to a fault. My heart goes out to [his wife] Barbara and the entire family. We shall miss him."

Richard Gere also released a statement. "He was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to every thing and everyone he crossed paths with. Everyone loved Garry," the Pretty Woman star told People.

Goldie Hawn had a special connection to Marshall. The director worked with her on Overboard, and also worked with her daughter, actress Kate Hudson, in the recent film Mother's Day.

Here's what some other celebrities had to say about Marshall's passing:

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