Celebrities took to Twitter Sunday to express their grief after learning that actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday.
The 85-year-old performer and mother of Ben Stiller touched many:
Stiller and Meara have been a wonderful presence in comedy my whole life. Now Anne Meara is gone, and I salute her.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 24, 2015
— Rosie (@Rosie) May 24, 2015
I was lucky enough to know Anne Meara personally, and I'm very saddened by her passing. She was wonderful. Love to her family. #RIPAnne
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 24, 2015
Was very lucky to work with the hysterically funny Anne Meara on the film, Another Harvest Moon - she had the BEST stories #RIPAnneMeara
— Amber Benson (@amber_benson) May 24, 2015
I never met you but I wish I had. RIP Anne Meara, you funny, funny lady. My sincerest condolences to your family
— Jonathan Kite (@jbkite) May 24, 2015
Anne Meara was real and too quick for the room. Ahead of her time and essential to comedy.
— David Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) May 24, 2015
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) May 24, 2015
Rest In Peace Anne Meara. Thank you for the laughs on and off the screen of The king Of Queens Your… https://t.co/RXvIAHe9Nn
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) May 24, 2015
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 24, 2015
I always loved Anne Meara: funny forever, a terrific actress, & a really fine human being. RIP
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) May 24, 2015
The world lost a great one. Anne Meara, thank you for always being so hilarious & so much fun to go swimming with. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZIJMHDOXWH
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) May 24, 2015
Rest in peace, #AnneMeara. You will be missed.
— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) May 24, 2015