Celebrity friends and fans took to social media this week to pay tribute to actor John Mahoney, who died at 77 on Sunday.
John Cusack, Viola Davis and Kevin Smith were among dozens who posted heartfelt messages on Twitter in honor of the British-born actor, who was best known for playing Martin Crane on the hit sitcom “Frasier.” Mahoney’s “Frasier” costar Peri Gilpin, who portrayed Roz Doyle on the show, urged people to “remember him well.”
John singing at my wedding. Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John. Remember him well. pic.twitter.com/Tj3i5B4x13
— Peri Gilpin (@GilpinPeri) February 6, 2018
He always said – it took him a long time to find out what he loved – and he loved performing – he was so happy to be there – he made everyone around him better and happier each day – blessed to know him https://t.co/d7UKnCzB6c
— John Cusack (@johncusack) February 6, 2018
I was so honored to work with the legendary John Mahoney on “The Broken Heart’s Club.” I was so nervous because “Say Anything” is one of my favorite films ever. He could not have been a kinder man. #RIPJohnMahoney pic.twitter.com/DFp8Dpj6uz
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 6, 2018
I have looked up to #JohnMahoney for so many years for so many reasons. He has always been an inspiration to me. He will continue to be.❤️
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 6, 2018
John Mahoney was one of our great actors. His art, his kindness and his love of life truly helped shape Steppenwolf Theatre. He will be deeply missed. My condolences go out to John’s family.
— Jeff Perry (@jscandalp) February 6, 2018
R.I.P John Mahoney. You were simply wonderful. Frasier, Say Anything… In treatment.. just to name a few.
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) February 6, 2018
John Mahoney. The perfect comic actor because you saw no acting. What a legacy: the argument with Frasier when they act Jewish, saying “love ya” to his mate but not his kids, the Daphne impression etc etc. Genius. RIP.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 5, 2018
Devastated by the loss of John Mahoney who was so kind and supportive of me early in my career when we made The Broken Hearts Club…
— Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) February 6, 2018