Celebrities are paying tribute to Emmy-winning actress Jessica Walter, who has died at the age of 80.
“OH NO …We worked together for years on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT ..It was an honor to watch her comedy explode from the very first row,” Henry Winkler, who starred as Barry Zuckerkorn on the series, wrote on Twitter.
“Arrested Development” executive producer John Levenstein discussed Walter’s impact on the hit TV series.
“Jessica Walter never missed. If she didn’t get a laugh there was a problem with the script,” said Levenstein of Walter who played Lucille Bluth.
“I just heard the s—-y news about Jessica Walter an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent,” said actor David Cross, who played Walter’s son-in-law Tobias Fünke, on the show.
He added: “I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV’s greatest characters.”
Alia Shawkat, who played Cross’ daughter and Walter’s granddaughter in the series, shared a picture of a young Walter and paid her tributes via Instagram.
“[Broken heart emoji] love you Gangie #jessicawalters,” Shawkat wrote.
“She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched. Rest In Peace Mama Bluth,” Tony Hale, who played Walter’s son on the show, wrote on Instagram.
Country star Maren Morris recalled one of Walter’s most iconic lines in “Arrested Development.”
“RIP Jessica Walter. One of the funniest lines still ever delivered is: Michael: Get rid of the Seaward. Lucille: I’ll leave when I’m good and ready,” Morris shared.
Actor and filmmaker Paul Feig called the actress’ death “so incredibly sad.”
“This is so incredibly sad. I loved Jessica so much. She was so funny and marched to the tune of her own drummer. A true original whom I had the honor of working with several times. So much love to you, Jessica. Rest In Peace. [three heart emojis],” Feig wrote.
All Elite Wrestling star Big Swole thanked Walter for the “laughs & memories” and shared a GIF of Malory Archer, Walter’s character in the hit FXX series “Archer.”
“Rest In Peace Jessica Walter! Thank you for all the laughs & memories!” said Big Swole.
Patton Oswalt referred to Walter as “an absolute sweetie.”
“Oh G——T. She was such an absolute sweetie. RIP queen,” he tweeted.
“Archer” star H. Jon Benjamin called Walter “an unparalleled talent.”
Fellow “Archer” co-star Jamie Lee Curtis shared a picture of the animated series on Instagram and told fans to “raise a glass” for the late actress.
“Raise a glass today and toast #jessicawalters for Malory and the great array of work she did with her original blend of power and beauty!” Curtis wrote in the post.
“Oh man!! I loved you Jessica Walter,” actress Viola Davis wrote on Instagram. “I grew up watching you AND admiring you. Always consistently excellent. Rest well [yellow heart emoji].”
“Jessica Walter was a queen in every way: kind, classy, incredibly talented, generous with love & support. And so insanely funny. She was the brilliant center of our @archerfxx universe. Sweet flight to you, dear Jessica. You were so loved, and we were so lucky to know you,” “Archer” co-star Aisha Tyler wrote on Twitter.
Will Arnett called Walter a “deeply talented person” and recalled meeting her in 1996, stating that he was “instantly blown away.”