De Amerikaanse acteur, regisseur en scenarist Carl Reiner is op achtennegentigjarige leeftijd overleden. Reiner was onder meer te zien in Stanley Kramers It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World en Steven Soderberghs Ocean’s Eleven-trilogie.
Verder blikte hij de komedies The Jerk en All of Me met Steve Martin in en leende hij zijn stem aan Carl Reineroceros in Toy Story 4 en de spin-off-reeks Forky Asks a Question.
Daarnaast maakte hij samen met Mel Brooks een aantal sketches rond de tweeduizend jaar oude man en bedacht hij de tv-reeks The Dick Van Dyke Show, waarin hij eveneens meespeelde.
Reiner, die zelf tot op het einde van zijn leven actief bleef op Twitter, wordt op sociale media herdacht door zijn zoon Rob Reiner en vele anderen.
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020
RIP #Carl Reiner – A brilliant comedy talent w/heart & intellect whether writing, directing, producing or performing. Try estimating how many times in your life this fella’s work made you laugh. I count well over 3k for me & growing. Thank you, Carl. https://t.co/95dleAFveQ
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 30, 2020
We lost a person who gave us great times-countless laughs. He was brilliant. And kind. I met him only once but will never forget his gentle thoughtfulness. He was with us through good times and hard times. Thank you Carl Reiner. His memory will be a blessing. . https://t.co/hbfPrO0eRe
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 30, 2020
The great #CarlReiner has gone to that Show of Shows in the sky. I worked with him, loved him, and consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world to have once attended lunch with his hilarious, guarrulous gang…
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) June 30, 2020
As if 2020 weren’t cruel enough. Goodbye to one of the greatest comedic minds of all time. Thank you for always making us laugh and for always giving us joy. My deepest condolences go out to the entire Reiner family. RIP #CarlReiner pic.twitter.com/IeJ3RkG2vS
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 30, 2020
RIP to the great Carl Reiner – sending love to all the Reiners – a great loss but a truly wonderful life –
No words can express my respect and gratitude for knowing his family –
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 30, 2020
So sad to hear about @carlreiner Not only did he make my favorite TV& movies (see:Where’s Poppa) but his humanity was beyond compare. His heart was so full of love. Never left his house empty handed- book, space pen, Swiss Army knife. RIP to a man that embodies the word mensch pic.twitter.com/mazBmwznkX
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 30, 2020
I saw every episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show 2x by the time I was 13. It was the 1st time I saw a depiction of being a comedy writer. When I grew up I wanted to be Carl Reiner. RIP to a man who lived a full life and left needing nothing- except this ashtray & this paddle game… pic.twitter.com/2cla1LtL6v
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) June 30, 2020
Thanks for the near century of your life and gifts, Carl Reiner. Your heart, your humor, your spirit will live on in all of us. The stars are twinkling just a bit more merrily today with you there to entertain the heavens.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 30, 2020
Carl Reiner was a legend. Writer, director, actor, innovator. He helped shape so much in comedy. If you have time today put “Mel brooks and Carl Reiner” into youtube and enjoy two of the funniest humans making each other laugh for over 50 years.https://t.co/Owxx5Vgwq4
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) June 30, 2020