Read the Touching Celebrity Tributes for Carl Reiner

By | July 1, 2020

On Monday, June 29, Carl Reiner passed away at the age of 98. Reiner came to fame during the ’50s, and he co-wrote and acted on shows like Caesar’s Hour and Your Show of Shows. In the ’60s, Reiner created, produced, wrote for, and acted on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Reiner later formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks, and the duo appeared in movies like 1963’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World and the 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen. The legendary actor earned one Grammy and nine Emmys during his career, and he’s the father of actor and director Rob Reiner, author and playwright Annie Reiner, and photographer and painter Lucas Reiner.

Here’s how Hollywood is reacting to Reiner’s death.

Rob Reiner posted a heartbreaking tweet in which he called his dad his guiding light:

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Mel Brooks recounted how he and Reiner became best friends after meeting in the 1950s:

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Steve Martin called Reiner his greatest mentor:

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Billy Crystal referred to Reiner as “a gift to us all”:

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Jerry Seinfeld posted a moving tribute along with a photo of him and Reiner:

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George Clooney said Reiner was “so effortless” with his talents:

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Stephen Colbert simply called Reiner the greatest:

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Alan Alda said that Reiner’s talent would “live on for a long time”:

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Andrew Cuomo pointed out that Reiner was “Bronx born and bred”:

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William Shatner said it was a pleasure to have known Reiner:

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NFL and college reporter Antwan Staley called Reiner a comedy legend:

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Brian Heater pointed out Reiner’s support for Black Lives Matter:

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Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall posted a video of Reiner with Mel Brooks:

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Mia Farrow called Reiner brilliant and kind:

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Jon Cryer shared the hilarious letter Reiner sent him when he hosted the Director’s Guild awards:

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Michael Schur said that Reiner was one of comedy’s greatest magicians:

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