An outpouring of emotion as Hollywood celebrities all pay tribute to the late great Fred Willard. Here are just some of the posts on social media surrounding the recent death of Fred Willard.
RIP Fred Willard! A great comic and a great person #FredWillard— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 17, 2020
There is nobody funnier than Fred Willard. Every time he was on screen I got excited and he never disappointed. Every time I saw him in real life he was kind and generous. Watching him in Fernwood Tonight, Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and all of his other film… pic.twitter.com/ilGiJ3u0vV— nick kroll (@nickkroll) May 16, 2020
RIP Fred Willard a truly funny man. Had the great pleasure of knowing him for almost 40 years. He had great wit, elegant timing and a gentle spirit.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) May 16, 2020
RIP Fred Willard, a truly lovely man. I first worked with him on “Moving Violations” over 30 years ago, and for the last 10 years we have been doing “Celebrity Autobiography” together. Fred was an understated comic genius. You could always count on him to bring the house down. pic.twitter.com/w8uh470fO1— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) May 17, 2020
I am sad to say goodbye to Fred Willard, who was still the funniest of men at age 86. Here's what turned out to be our last moment on-air together… pic.twitter.com/inDZVtls6v— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 16, 2020
You could always hear our staff & crew laughing loudly when Fred Willard was in the building. It was an honor to work with him. We'll miss him very much. 😢💔 pic.twitter.com/hJqIFdp37e— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) May 16, 2020
I played in charity softball games with Fred Willard. Once after I had a bad day at the plate, Fred put his arm around me and said, “Have you thought about turning the bat around?” I laughed, and immediately felt better. That was Fred – Hilarious and caring. Miss you, my friend.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) May 17, 2020
Fred Willard. The dear hilarious kind man we just lost. Here am I with he and Martin Mull while shooting a documentary about Martin. Seeing them having fun together reminiscent of the Fernwood days was truly a joy. Rest In Peace dear Fred. pic.twitter.com/mnYHzhlxLQ— bob saget (@bobsaget) May 16, 2020
Fred Willard always made me laugh. I just adored him, and today I’m sending love to his family and his many friends.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 16, 2020
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Fred Willard was that comedic stress relief, whenever he was on screen you relaxed, because you KNEW funny was coming. Sad day losing him. RIP— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) May 16, 2020
“Hi Jane how ya doing here’s what I need you to say to set me up thanks you look great.” Fred Willard.— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) May 16, 2020
Fred Willard died yesterday. His ad-libbing as the dog show announcer in Best in show to this day kills me! I laughed at everything Fred did. He was so funny. He did my Christmas special and I’m glad I asked him because he was exactly like I thought he would be. So kind. RIP Fred pic.twitter.com/ObMw2G7Per— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) May 17, 2020
Fred Willard died of natural causes on Friday at the age of 86-years-old.