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Penny Marshall Dead at 75: Celebrities React – Celebrity News

Paying their respects. Celebrities took to social media to honor Penny Marshall one day after her death.

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Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall in The Odd Couple, 1974. ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Rob Reiner, who was married to Marshall from 1971 to 1981, tweeted on Tuesday, December 18, “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.”

Rosie O’Donnell, who Marshall director in A League of Their Own, shared a clip of herself starring alongside the late actress in a 1996 commercial. “Simply heartbroken,” she captioned the throwback video via Twitter on Tuesday.

Penny Marshall and Rosie O’Donnell pose at the 2009 Passing It On Gala to benefit Rosie’s Broadway Kids at the New World Stages on April 27, 2009 in New York City. Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

“Oh Penny Marshall,” Busy Philipps tweeted on Tuesday alongside a broken heart emoji. “Rest in Peace and thank you for everything.”

On Tuesday, The Simpsons animator David Silverman paid homage to the hit series’ first guest star. “So long to Penny Marshall, our first guest star. The Babysitter Bandit in Some Enchanted Evening (7G01),” he tweeted of the May 2019 episode. “Great comedic actor and director. RIP.”

Billy Crystal also showed respect for his “dear friend,” tweeting on Tuesday that he’ll miss the “great comedienne.”

Us Weekly confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the Laverne & Shirley alum died at age 75 in her Hollywood Hills estate on Monday, December 17, due to complicates from diabetes.

“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall. Penny was a tomboy who loved sports, doing puzzles of any kind, drinking milk and Pepsi together and being with her family,” the late actress’ loved ones said in a statement to Us on Tuesday. “We hope her life continues to inspire others to spend time with family, work hard and make all of their dreams come true.”

Marshall’s family also announced that they will be hosting a celebration of her life.

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