Those who collaborated with Marshall have started paying tribute to him on social media, including Sarah Silverman, who worked with him on her TV show The Sarah Silverman Project, and Goldie Hawn, who starred in Marshall's 1987 movie Overboard, alongside her longtime partner Kurt Russell. "Our family will miss him so much. His humor, his humanity, and his love," Hawn wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for Overboard. Thank you for being such a special human. Rest in peace, dear one."
Pretty Woman star Richard Gere said in a statement, "Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one's lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman...a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized...he was a super-fine and decent man, husband, and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to every thing and everyone he crossed paths with. 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." Mandy Moore thanked Marshall for casting her in her first role in The Princess Diaries, writing on Instagram, "Thank you for all the glorious means of laughing and crying and feeling whole and connected, Garry."
Jessica Alba, who appeared in 2010's Valentine's Day, seemed to say what everyone was thinking with her tribute: "Thank you for your comedic genius and I'm so grateful for all the films and tv shows that helped shaped my generation and generations to come."
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)