After news of Cloris Leachman’s death broke Wednesday, fans from all over the world took to social media to voice their heartbreak over the painful loss. Among her many, many fans are her colleagues and former co-stars who remember working with Leachman on various projects over the years. What all these tribute posts have in common is that they make it clear how great Leachman was to be around, in addition to her talents as an entertainer.
Ed Asner, who played alongside Leachman The Mary Tyler Moore Show, tweeted a photo of himself next to Leachman from the last time he saw her. In the caption, the actor says, “A photo from the last time I saw you. Always beautiful. Nothing I could say would exceed the enormity of my love for you. Until we meet again, honey.”
Meanwhile, Mel Brooks, which Leachman directed Young Frankenstein, also said: “Such a sad news-Cloris was insanely talented. She could make you laugh or cry with a hat. Always so nice to have on set. Anytime I hear a horse whinny, I will remember Cloris forever. “Unforgettable Frau Blücher. She is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed. “
In addition to her many acting roles, Cloris Leachman once took part in a Comedy Central roast to verbally wipe out Bob Saget. Saddened by the news of her passing, Saget also took to Twitter to write a poignant post, tweeting, ‘So sad about the loss of the brilliant Cloris Leachman. Aside from being an Academy Award winner, her hilarious role is in Young Frankenstein, And his Phyllis, I had the pleasure of being roasted by her on television. My deepest condolences to her loved ones. “
John Stamos, who was the roastmaster at that event, also posted a video clip of Leachman’s event that delivered one of the most memorable jokes of the evening. “God, I loved her. RIP, ‘says Stamos.
The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick paid tribute by tweeting, “Rest In Peace Beautiful Cloris. I became a fan of yours when I first saw you on TV. And years later I was lucky enough to work with you and fell in love with who you are as a person. I will never forget our conversations and the time we shared. I love you. “
Her Oscar-winning role in The last photo show was also acknowledged in a tweet from The Academy stating, “Cloris Leachman was a comic legend. From a groundbreaking role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show to the films of Mel Brooks and her Oscar-winning turn in Peter Bogdanovich’s The last photo showshe never lost her ability to shock, surprise and surprise us. She will be missed. “
The official Twitter account for The Muppets also writes: “As a guest star on The Muppet Show, Cloris Leachman kept the show going despite a pigs invasion and in The Muppet Movie she opened the door to our standard rich and famous contract. A legend and a great friend. Cloris, we’ll be you never forget.”
Includes a photo of Leachman’s character from a guest appearance The Simpsonstweeted producer Al Jean: “@TheSimpsons one of the GOAT. RIP Cloris Leachman.”
Several other celebrities join in in commemoration of Leachman with a variety of emotional tribute messages. From the instant outpouring of memories and tribute messages that come in, it’s very clear that Leachman is deeply loved and will be missed forever. May she rest in peace.