Shay Mitchell, who starred in his latest film Mother’s Day, wrote: “I have been fortunate in the sense that I have not lost many people that have made a significant, life changing impact to my world. Today, we lost someone who not only changed my life, but changed and touched the lives of so many others.”
“Through his work, Garry Marshall was able to make us laugh, cry, feel joy and pride one moment, and the next, utter sadness. But he always did this in a beautiful way that made for such fantastic and timeless films,” Shay continued. “Each moment I spent with Garry on the set of Mother’s Day was perfect, and is something I am so honored to have experienced. It’s also something I look forward to telling my children about. I will always remember his infectious laugh and his joyful spirit. I am so grateful to of been able to be in his world, even for a small moment. Garry, you will be truly missed…”
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My heart hurts. Garry Marshall was one of the most wonderful people in the world. He was kind and hilarious and giving and so fun. He treated his film sets like they were parties. You never felt like you were going to work. He was like a grandpa to me and I feel so lucky that his sets were such a big part of not only my career, but my childhood. Even up til this past year, Garry never forgot to send me a birthday card. They always made me smile. Thank you Garry, you truly were the best. Heaven just got a lot funnier with you up there.
So sad to hear about the passing of the incredible Garry Marshall.. You will be missed.. ?????????? pic.twitter.com/jOBXevwMFy
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 20, 2016
Didn't know Garry Marshall, but our dear Hector adored him & from the myriad of stories he told us about his pal, I know we lost a good one.
— Molly Ephraim (@MollyEphraim) July 20, 2016