Celebrities flooded social media Tuesday to pay their tributes and condolences to Carl Reiner, who died Monday night at 98 of natural causes, according to The Associated Press.
Reiner’s son, director Rob Reiner, who also is an entertainer, confirmed the news to Twitter.
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020
Reiner was a veteran comedian and actor who managed to be relevant for decades, busily maintaining his career and popularity from the day he joined Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” in 1950 right up to his part in the big-screen “Ocean’s Eleven” family and his role as Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer’s stepfather on “Two and a Half Men.” He was also adept at social media. He maintained a lively presence on Twitter up until the last day of his life. Check out Carl Reiner on David Letterman.
Celebrities shared their memories and offered their condolences to the Reiner family.
My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy. He had a deeper understanding of the human condition, than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 30, 2020
Goodbye to my greatest mentor in movies and in life. Thank you, dear Carl. https://t.co/H7A4ZwIqfc— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 30, 2020
So sad to hear about @carlreiner Not only did he make my favorite TV& movies (see:Where’s Poppa) but his humanity was beyond compare. His heart was so full of love. Never left his house empty handed- book, space pen, Swiss Army knife. RIP to a man that embodies the word mensch pic.twitter.com/mazBmwznkX— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 30, 2020
@carlreiner was a gift to us all.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) June 30, 2020
Hilarious,brilliant and always a gentleman. My relationship with him will always be cherished. He was a hero to me and all of us in comedy have lost a giant. All my love to Rob and the family.
Carl Reiner— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) June 30, 2020
One of our comedy heroes
Thank you for everything you did for all of us
Love to the Reiner family pic.twitter.com/tBsiIelbdI
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