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Fred Willard Remembered by Hollywood: ‘You Were Funny in Your Bones’

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Following the information of Fred Willard’s death on Saturday, many movie and TV stars, together with Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Kimmel and extra, paid tribute to the comedic legend.

Willard was identified for his goofball characters and improvisational comedy. He earned 4 Emmy nominations, together with three in a row for his function as Hank MacDougall on “Everyone Loves Raymond” between 2003-2005. His “Trendy Household” character Frank Dunphy, the daddy of Ty Burrel’s Phil Dunphy, earned him a nod in 2010.

“How fortunate that all of us obtained to get pleasure from Fred Willard’s presents. He’s together with his missed Mary now. Thanks for the deep stomach laughs Mr. Willard,” mentioned Curtis. She shared a clip of Willard from the 2000 comedy “Finest in Present,” through which he performs a canine present commentator named Buck Laughlin.

Phil Rosenthal, creator, author and govt producer of “Everyone Loves Raymond,” shared an previous picture of Willard to recollect him.

“Our beloved good friend and one of many world’s funniest individuals has handed. Relaxation in peace Fred. All of us love you,” he wrote.

“Trendy Household” star Eric Stonestreet posted a photograph of him and Willard on Twitter, saying “It was a privilege to have the nice Fred Willard know my title. Relaxation in peace Fred. You have been humorous in your bones.”Fellow comedians, similar to Steve Carell, Jimmy Kimmel, Henry Winkler and plenty of extra, posted tributes throughout social media.

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