Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute To Late Carl Reiner
Hollywood took to social media to honor writer, director and actor, Carl Reiner who passed away on Monday at 98.
The Dick Van Dyke Show creator is credited for giving a push to Steve Martin’s career.
“Last night, my dad passed away. As I write this, my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light” – Rob Reiner, Carls son.
“He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, that I think even he was aware of.” – Van Dyke.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Mel Brooks said;
“Carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment. He created comedy gems like The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk and Where’s Poppa?
“I met him in 1950 when he joined Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows and we’ve been best friends ever since. I loved him.
When we were doing The 2000 Year Old Man together there was no other straight man in the world. So whether he wrote or performed or he was just your best friend, nobody could do it better.
“He’ll be greatly missed. a tired cliche in times like this, but in Carl Reiner’s case it’s absolutely true. He’ll be greatly missed.”
“Anyone in comedy who got to know or even just meet Carl Reiner felt that they have been given a great gift. His comedy energy was one of pure joyfulness.”
“It’s an unusual quality in our world and I have always tried to emulate him in every way.” – Jerry Seinfeld.
“Goodbye to my greatest mentor in movies and in life. Thank you dear Carl.” – Steve Martin.
“My friend Carl Reiner died last night. His talent will live on for a long time, but the loss of his kindness and decency leaves a hole in our hearts. We love you Carl.” – Alan Alda.
Stephen Colbert just referred to him via twitter as “The Greatest”.
“No one brought more humor and joy to the role of straight man than Carl Reiner. RIP to the gold standard.” – Seth Meyers.
“Carl Reiner RIP. One of our comedy heroes, thank you for everything you did for all of us. Love to the Reiner family.” – Adam Sandler.
RIP to one of comedy’s greatest.
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