Garry Marshall ha muerto a los 81 años.
El legendario cineasta murió a las 5 pm el martes (19 de julio) debido a complicaciones de una neumonía. Él estaba entrando y saliendo del hospital habitualmente, después de sufrir un derrame cerebral, informa TMZ.
Garry comenzó a dirigir películas en la década de 1980 y algunos de sus más grandes éxitos incluyen Beaches, Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, y Raising Helen.
En los últimos años, ha creado una franquicia de películas que giran en torno a días festivos, incluyendo Día de San Valentín en 2010, Año Nuevo en 2011, y más recientemente, Día de la Madre este año.
Muchos de los actores y actrices que trabajaron con él lo recordaron con hermosas palabras:
A hard day for those of us in the Garry camp. In reflection, I share some memories and feelings with you. Garry and I were shooting Mothers Day this past year my children came to visit the set. I was behind a wall about to do a scene waiting for the very words that every working actor is quite used to, “and….ACTION!” Much to my pleasant surprise the voice booming from behind the wall was my son, Ryder. I couldn’t help but smile and after we finished the scene both Garry and I shared a moment. We knew in an instant that so many things come full circle. That once upon a time that was me on his lap yelling ACTION for my mother and pa on Overboard in 1987. That in Garry’s words in that moment, “The circle of life is an amazing thing isn’t it…” In that moment he was more then my director, he was family. That moment meant way more then any success of any film. I looked around the set and saw faces I had known and seen since I was a little girl. In one flash of a moment there was so much recognition of how loyal, wonderful, kind, generous, funny and profound Garry was. He kept his loved ones close, he loved people, he loved making movies, he loved to laugh, he loved loved loved. And those of us who were fortunate to know him like this were so lucky. The messages Garry shared with the world truly represented his character. He wanted peace and the importance of family and connection to be at the forefront of everything he did. I have so much admiration for his purity of such loving messages. He created things that made us feel good because he just wanted people around him to be happy. Once while shooting Raising Helen, I was reaching for a laugh. I didn’t feel that a scene was going right and I wasn’t hitting the joke and I was incredibly frustrated. He came over to me and gently held my hand and said, “Kate, sometimes we don’t need to laugh, sometimes making us smile is even more important.” Garry wanted to see the world smile because he knew we all need more of that. To everyone in the Garry Marshall family, I love you all so much. I will miss you Garry I love you.
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Garry Marshall. What a gem of a man. He was just the kindest, the most patient, the most human and so, so wildly funny. He also did me me the favor of a lifetime and gave me my very first job (at 16) on “The Princess Diaries”. Thank you for all the glorious means of laughing and crying and feeling whole and connected, Garry. Sending love to his family (ps: I couldn’t find a picture so here’s one from the set of that film w Julie and Anne)
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I have been fortunate in the sense that I have not lost many people that have made a significant, life changing impact to my world. Today, we lost someone who not only changed my life, but changed and touched the lives of so many others. Through his work, Garry Marshall was able to make us laugh, cry, feel joy and pride one moment, and the next, utter sadness. But he always did this in a beautiful way that made for such fantastic and timeless films. Each moment I spent with Garry on the set of Mother’s Day was perfect, and is something I am so honored to have experienced. It’s also something I look forward to telling my children about. I will always remember his infectious laugh and his joyful spirit. I am so grateful to of been able to be in his world, even for a small moment. Garry, you will be truly missed…
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RIP Garry Marshall who created so many wonderful shows and introduced us to several of the biggest stars in entertainment. He had the magic touch. I loved Happy Days when I was a kid. During times in my life I felt alone that was a show that made people feel like they were tuning in to see friends. Thank you Mr. Marshall for all your dreams.
My heart hurts. Garry Marshall was one of the most wonderful people in the world. He was kind and hilarious and giving and so fun. He treated his film sets like they were parties. You never felt like you were going to work. He was like a grandpa to me and I feel so lucky that his sets were such a big part of not only my career, but my childhood. Even up til this past year, Garry never forgot to send me a birthday card. They always made me smile. Thank you Garry, you truly were the best. Heaven just got a lot funnier with you up there.
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— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) 20 de julio de 2016
Garry Marshall was as sweet as he was generous and he told a great story. He will be missed.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 20 de julio de 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) 20 de julio de 2016
RIP Garry Marshall, the loveliest hostage a gal could ask for. Mastered so many mediums & was vital to the end pic.twitter.com/e5epZLnrJX
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) 20 de julio de 2016
Garry Marshall, I am forever indebted to you. Thank you for taking a chance on me. I love you. On the wings on Angels, rest now.
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) 20 de julio de 2016
— Alexander Ludwig (@alexanderludwig) 20 de julio de 2016
Rest easy, Garry… You were a one off. #rr
— Eric Dane (@RealEricDane) 20 de julio de 2016
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) 20 de julio de 2016
— Jake T. Austin (@JakeTAustin) 20 de julio de 2016
RIP Gary Marshall. What a privilege to have crossed his path. One of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) 20 de julio de 2016
Enviamos nuestros pensamientos y condolencias a los familiares de Garry durante este tiempo difícil.
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