Tom Bergeron, Mel Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and many celebrities mourn veteran actress Cloris Leachman's death with touching tributes remembering her profound legacy.
Hollywood was thrown into mourning when iconic actress Cloris Leachman passed away yesterday. Since the announcement, celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to her legacy.
Show host Tom Bergeron shared a heartwarming photo of him and Leachman in a warm embrace. In the caption, he wrote that the universe broke the mold when it gave the world, Leachman.
Cloris Leachman at the 2016 American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards Honoring John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Mel Brooks, who worked with Leachman as a director in several projects such as “High Anxiety” and “Young Frankenstein,” took to Twitter to remember his dear friend. He praised her insane talent and praised her humourous nature before writing:
“Every time I hear a horse whinny, I will forever think of Cloris’ unforgettable Frau Blücher. She is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed.”
Her “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Ed Asner uploaded a photo of him and the actress from the last time they saw each other. The actor planted a sweet kiss on his beloved friend’s head in the image.
[Leachman] was most famous for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
He declared that nothing would ever top his love for her, writing that she would be in his heart until they meet again. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres recalled in her tribute that Leachman played her mother in her second sitcom.
The show host expressed her gratitude for having the privilege to work with the veteran star before declaring she will be missed. Author Stephen King lauded Leachman’s stellar performance in “The Last Picture Show.”
“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson recalled the first time he met the late Leachman at a fundraiser. He wrote that while they were eating, the legendary actress began packing the plate at his table and walked away when she was done.
Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, Josh Gad, Mark Hamil, John Stamos, Elizabeth Banks, and many more shared lovely memories of the late actress using photos of her in many of her iconic movies and shows.
Leachman passed away at 94 yesterday, close to her Los Angeles home. Juliet Green, her manager, revealed that the 8-time Emmy winner passed peacefully in her sleep and died from natural causes.
Born in 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, Leachman got her TV break in the early 1950s with appearances in shows like “Bob and Ray” and “The Ford Theatre Hour.” She was most famous for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Her stellar performance in the sitcom earned her two Emmy Awards, while her Academy Award was for her character in the 1971 movie, “The Last Picture.” The actress made quite an impact in the industry and would be sorely missed.
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