Anne Hathaway has written a moving tribute to The Princess Diaries director Garry Marshall, who died on July 19 at a hospital in Burbank, California, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke. He was 81.
The actress accompanied a snap of herself, co-star Julie Andrews and Marshall on the set of The Princess Diaries with a lengthy post.
“Garry was goodness itself,” it read in part. “He was generous. He was kind beyond kind. He was thoughtful and sweet and so funny you would pee yourself a little.
“I met him when I was a child who thought she was a grown-up; he treated me with grace and patience and respect and always, always love.
“Before we made The Princess Diaries, he told me “You never know if a movie is going to be a hit or not. The only thing you can control is the memories you make when shooting it. So, let’s make some good memories.”
“Garry: for a kid from the Bronx with weak lungs, you did good. I’m happy to have known you. I can never thank you enough for my life.
“I’m going to do my best to be just like you. I love you. Safe travels, my friend.
Julia Roberts who worked with Marshall on Pretty Woman, Valentine’s Day and Runaway Bride, shared a number of flashback snaps.
She captioned a photo taken on the set of the movie WHICH MOVIE?: "Thanks for giving us the fairytale."
She also wrote “My eternal director” under another picture.
Kate Hudson, who worked with Marshall on his most recent film, Mother’s Day as well as Overboard and Raising Helen, shared a photo of her and Marshall hugging.
“He was more then my director, he was family,” read the caption.
“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.
“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.
Richard Gere, who starred opposite Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “Everyone loved Garry. He was a mentor and a cheerleader and one of the funniest men who ever lived. He had a heart of the purest gold and a soul full of mischief. He was Garry.”
Other celebrities who had worked with Marshall—his TV credits included Happy Days and Mork & Mindy—also took to social media to pay tribute to the iconic director. See their tributes here: