July 01, 2020

How Rob Reiner Described His Late Father Carl after Announcing His Death – Inside Their Relationship

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Rob Reiner has opened up about the pain he felt after his father, Carl Reiner’s death on Monday night. He described him as “my guiding light” in a heartfelt tribute. 

Following the announcement of comedy legend Carl Reiner’s death, his loving son, Rob, finally broke his silence on social media.

Rob Reiner at the Friar's Club Honors Billy Crystal with their Entertainment Icon Award at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on November 12, 2018 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


According to People Magazine, Rob took to his Twitter page to honor his father with a heartfelt tribute. He wrote, “Last night, my dad passed away. As I write this, my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”

[It was] diclosed that few days before Carl’s demise, he reflected on his family life when he paid tribute to his late wife Estelle with a lovely tweet.

Rob Reiner and Carl Reiner attend the 63rd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images


The bond the father-son duo shared was evident to the world as Rob followed in his career path to become an actor and a director. Fans and celebrities engaged the post and offered their condolences to a mourning Rob while celebrating his father’s legacy. The tweet garnered over 630,000 likes and 44,000 retweets.

The magazine notes that other Hollywood icons took to their social media to pay tribute to Reiner, who was famous for creating “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”


Alan Alda, 84, described the late actor as his friend and praising him for his talent and kindness, which “leaves a hole” in his heart. Ed Asner also had some kind words to say about Carl, writing:

“There will forever only be one of him. May his memory be forever blessed. He leaves us with so much laughter.”


USA Today reveals other celebrities like director Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Cryer, and Jason Alexander honored that late actor. 

The publication disclosed that few days before Carl’s demise, he reflected on his family life when he paid tribute to his late wife Estelle with a lovely tweet. His sweet words read:

“Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost.”

Carl Reiner attend the special screening and Q&A "Rose Marie: Wait for Your Laugh" at Aero Theatre on August 3, 2017 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images


The veteran comedian kept his career scandal-free and relevant from when he joined the cast of “Your Show of Shows” in 1950 until his demise. 

People Magazine recalls that the actor’s assistant, Judy Nagy, revealed that Reiner passed away at the age of 98 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He died of natural causes.

Carl was an accomplished comedian, actor, director, author, husband, and father and will be dearly missed by all.