Andy Cohen, Jeff Daniels & Others Remember 'Inside the Actors Studio' Host James Lipton after His Death at 93
There's been continuous outpour of tribute in honor of Louis James Lipton, who died yesterday, with Andy Cohen, Jeff Daniels, and many others recalling his moments.
Though his death came at an old age of 93, the impact James Lipton had on Hollywood is one that would continue to be felt for years to come.
Lipton died at his home in Manhattan, following complications from bladder cancer, and was a longtime host of "Inside The Actors Studio," as well as the Dean Emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at New York's Pace University.
Having created "Inside The Actors Studio," many of his friends and guests of the Bravo TV show took to social media to pay their respects to the icon.
Leading the tributes was Andy Cohen, who posted two tweets in honor of Lipton, first describing him as a man with a great sense of humor, and face of Bravo, before adding that Lipton was always kind to him, saying:
"when he found out how much I love Diana Ross, he insisted on taking me to see her in concert. He really cared about what he did."
#JamesLipton was a warm, meticulous man with a great appreciation of the arts and wicked sense of humor. He was the face of Bravo who delivered us one-of-a-kind interviews with a breadth of superstars. He was always so kind to me... (cont.)— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 2, 2020
Continuing, Cohen said that once a person was booked on Lipton's show, it meant that such a person had made it and had the talent to back it up. He concluded by saying the late icon was a good guy and would be missed.
In his tributary tweet, Jeff Daniels prayed that Lipton should rest in peace, before adding that he made one want to tell him everything.
The grieving widow described her late husband as a man who lived each day as if it were his last.
Sad to hear about the demise of #JamesLipton, writer and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School.— Gautam Chintamani (@GChintamani) March 2, 2020
Watching him host ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ between 1994-2018 gave an excellent insight into the craft of acting. pic.twitter.com/mqlVqfDsHp
Yeardley Smith shared a clip of her interview with James Lipton, previously posted by "Daily Simpsons History." Smith captioned, "Well played, #JamesLipton." There was also another tribute from Gautam Chintamani, who wrote:
"Sad to hear about the demise of #JamesLipton, writer and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School."
In his lifetime, James Lipton was married twice, first to Nina Foch, in 1954, before they divorced in 1959. Years later, James married Kedaki Turner, in 1970, and they remained together until his death on Monday.
Reacting to her husband's death, Kedaki issued a heartbreaking statement, which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
In the statement, the grieving widow described her late husband as a man who lived each day as if it were his last, and that he was passionate about work, as well as those he worked with.
Kedaki also added that James Lipton empowered people to do their best and that she hoped that his spirit, curiosity, and passion would continue to live.