Hollywood Remembers Carl Reiner

As we reported yesterday, TV legend Carl Reiner died at the age of 98.

Since news of his death circulated, a slew of Hollywood stars touched on their treasured memories with the late icon.

“Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light,” his son, director Rob Reiner, tweeted.

Dick Van Dyke described Rob as “my idol” and wrote of him following his death, “[Carl’s] scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.”

Harry Shearer, who co-created This Is Spinal Tap with Rob, called Carl’s work on The Dick Van Dyke Show “the first great TV show about TV.” 

Michael Schur, whose show Parks and Recreation Carl appeared on in recent years, wrote, “The Dick Van Dyke Show debuted in 1961 and it’s still funny. That’s a magic trick.” 

Steve Martin, saluted Carl as “my greatest mentor in movies and in life.”

Meanwhile, Alan Alda tweeted: “My friend Carl Reiner died last night. His talent will live on for a long time, but the loss of his kindness and decency leaves a hole in our hearts. We love you, Carl.”

We’re going to miss you, Carl.