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.
— Cody Sigel Combs (@CodySigelCombs) June 1, 2013
Ms. Stapleton died at home, surrounded by her friends and family.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 1, 2013
Andrea Mitchell’s mom is not alone. Twitter users mourned when the news was announced yesterday.
The end of an era…."Awwwww–chie!" http://t.co/wTYavqDD2g
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 2, 2013
Actor Dick Van Dyke offered up a video tribute:
R.I.P. Jean Stapleton, such a sweet lady!!http://t.co/fk39DNNYbC
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) June 1, 2013
Other celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief as well.
— Mackenzie Phillips (@MackPhillips) June 1, 2013
Saddened to hear about Jean Stapleton. She was a gifted actress and comedienne. MBB
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 2, 2013
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) June 1, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton, a great actor whose range was unbelievable, deep and majestic.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 1, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. One of the great television comedy roles in history. A true contributor.
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) June 1, 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 2, 2013
Jean Stapleton was a great actress and a wonderful lady. She WAS Edith Bunker.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) June 1, 2013
Farewell to Jean Stapleton. A darling woman and a wonderful actress.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) June 1, 2013
'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dies at 90. One of my favorites has passed away. Jean was Brilliant. RIP http://t.co/f57Edca0fk
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) June 1, 2013
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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 1, 2013
R.I.P Jean Stapleton!!One of my favorites.
— Debi Mazar (@debimazar) June 1, 2013
— andy levy (@andylevy) June 1, 2013
Dang Rest In Peace Jean Stapleton Everybody in America loved Edith.
— Baba Adeptus (@adept2u) June 1, 2013
Fans continue to mourn the loss of the iconic actress.
"Those were the Days" Requiescat in pace: Jean Stapleton. #RIP
— Rap Tor (@Raptor2u) June 2, 2013
R.I.P. Jean Stapleton. My how I adored you. You will be missed…
— tearle (@bpmacguy) June 2, 2013
— Capt. Janks® (@captainjanks) June 2, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. Those were the days. #allinthefamily
— Hair (@SHannitysHair) June 2, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. A brilliant actress who will be greatly missed.
— Jill Zarin (@Jillzarin) June 1, 2013
Jean Stapleton played one of the most amazing characters on television ever. RIP
— carrie kerpen (@carriekerpen) June 2, 2013
Rest in peace, Jean Stapleton. "Edith Bunker" dead at 90.
— ⭐❤ Harriet Baldwin (@HarrietBaldwin) June 1, 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 1, 2013
RIP Jean Stapleton. I loved Edith Bunker. #AllInTheFamily
— Akiko Ⓥ (@Autumnchild68) June 1, 2013
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) June 1, 2013
Jean Stapleton embodied a completely original character in All in the Family. It was a colossal accomplishment.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 1, 2013
Grab some tissues before watching this video clip:
— Jon Fleischman (@FlashReport) June 2, 2013
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.