RIP Jean Stapleton-- one of the greatest actresses of all time. Thank you for everything, Edith. http://t.co/OPHNXyXMUZ—
Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 01, 2013
Actress Jean Stapleton, a household name in part due to her iconic role as Edith Bunker on “All in the Family,” died on Friday. She was 90 years old.
Ms. Stapleton died at home, surrounded by her friends and family.
Andrea Mitchell’s mom is not alone. Twitter users mourned when the news was announced yesterday.
Actor Dick Van Dyke offered up a video tribute:
Other celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief as well.
Saddened to hear about Jean Stapleton. She was a gifted actress and comedienne. MBB—
William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 02, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton, a great actor whose range was unbelievable, deep and majestic.—
Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) June 01, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. One of the great television comedy roles in history. A true contributor.—
Jim Norton (@JimNorton) June 01, 2013
Jean Stapleton’s “Edith Bunker” howled through the TV screen like a chainsaw, pure love and fierce devotion all dolled up in dingbat. RIP.—
Craig Bierko (@MrCraigBierko) June 02, 2013
Jean Stapleton was a great actress and a wonderful lady. She WAS Edith Bunker.—
Larry King (@kingsthings) June 01, 2013
Farewell to Jean Stapleton. A darling woman and a wonderful actress.—
Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) June 01, 2013
Jean Stapleton, beloved as Edith in ALL IN THE FAMILY dies at 90. She was unforgettable in that role…rest in peace…—
Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 01, 2013
Ms. Stapleton was a spectacular actress but her role with Mr. Lear behind the scenes was as funny and authentic as any in TV history. RIP.—
Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) June 01, 2013
JEAN STAPLETON— an extraordinary actress and part of 1 of the best TV shows in history. Thank you and rest in peace. Xo—
Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 01, 2013
Jean Stapleton who played Edith Bunker was no dingbat. When I finally saw All in the Family with captions I realized she was brilliant! RIP—
Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) June 01, 2013
R.I.P Jean Stapleton!!One of my favorites.—
Debi Mazar (@debimazar) June 01, 2013
Dang Rest In Peace Jean Stapleton Everybody in America loved Edith.—
(@adept2u) June 01, 2013
Fans continue to mourn the loss of the iconic actress.
I'm truly heartbroken.
RIP to a gifted actress and lady
Jean Stapleton. Me sad very sad.—
Susie (@ReaganCtyGalPal) June 01, 2013
Growing I remember watching 'All In The Family' w/my grandma & always able to find a laugh with Edith. RIP Jean Stapleton a brillant actress—
Jeff Edwards (@TheJeffEdwards) June 02, 2013
R.I.P. Jean Stapleton. My how I adored you. You will be missed…—
tearle (@bpmacguy) June 02, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. Those were the days.
RIP Jean Stapleton. A brilliant actress who will be greatly missed.—
Jill Kamen Zarin (@Jillzarin) June 01, 2013
Jean Stapleton played one of the most amazing characters on television ever. RIP—
carrie kerpen (@carriekerpen) June 02, 2013
Rest in peace, Jean Stapleton. "Edith Bunker" dead at 90.—
★♥ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) June 01, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton, who was MUCH more than Edith Bunker, but that's what we will remember always. Those were the days.—
Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) June 01, 2013
Jean Stapleton embodied a completely original character in All in the Family. It was a colossal accomplishment.—
John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 01, 2013
Grab some tissues before watching this video clip:
Those were the days.
Rest in peace, Jean Stapleton. You will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Ms. Stapleton’s loved ones in their time of grief. May you take comfort in the joy that she brought to so many … and will continue to bring.