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Beloved actress and comedienne Anne Meara's passing this weekend is stirring up social media with support from longtime fans like Samuel L. Jackson, Roseanne Barr and Steve Martin.
Meara, who was 85-years-old, leaves behind husband Jerry, son Ben Stiller, daughter Amy, and a handful of grandchildren.
#AnneMeara, who was a great comedian writer and sweet human being has died-I idolized her-RIP Anne-comedy trailblazer!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 26, 2015
I did 2 films with Anne Meara, a lovely, gracious & Funny Lady. We lost one of the Good Ones! RIP Ms Anne.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 25, 2015
Aww man....RIP to a national treasure Anne Meara. She was timelessly funny.— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 24, 2015
Anne Meara was a wonderfully talented and gracious lady. #itsmy2cents— Larry King (@kingsthings) May 25, 2015
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
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
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
Very sad to hear of the passing of Anne Meara. Such an incredibly funny person, an amazing woman & a groundbreaker. A huge loss for comedy.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) May 24, 2015
Comedian Stiller took to Twitter to thank followers for their encouragement in light of his mother’s death.
Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives.— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 25, 2015