Director Garry Marshall died at the age of 81 on Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke in Burbank, Calif. The Hollywood icon is known for his movies Pretty Woman, Overboard and Beaches among many, many others.
"He loved telling stories, making people laugh, and playing softball, winning numerous championships," his rep told E! News. "Even at age 81, he had a record this year of 6 - 1 pitching for his team."
Marshall began his career as a joke writer in the 1950s, which led to a job writing for The Tonight Show With Jack Paar. His first TV hit was The Odd Couple, created with writing partner Jerry Belson, and many more followed, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy.
He's directed numerous movies, including the ever-so-loved Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. He apparently was trying to get Princess Diaries 3 into production. Other credits include Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and Mother's Day.
Hollywood is mourning Wednesday morning as they remember the film heavyweight:
GARRY MARSHALL Rest In Peace .. Thank you for my professional life. Thank you for your loyalty , friendship and generosity .— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) July 20, 2016
Garry Marshall hired me at 15 years old. He gave my wife her start at 18, as a makeup artist. He changed our lives. And MANY others. #love— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July 20, 2016
I only met Garry Marshall once, when I was very young, but he was incredibly warm, encouraging, and generous with his time and energy. 💙— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 20, 2016
The world has lost a great man, a comedy icon and a wonderful friend.— bob saget (@bobsaget) July 20, 2016
Rest in peace Garry Marshall.
I lost a friend & mentor. We lost a beautiful man & masterful story teller. Gary Marshall I love you. I hope I get to go where you are.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) July 20, 2016
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