Arrested Development and Archer star Jessica Walter passed away at the age of 80, prompting an outpouring of grief-stricken messages on social media. Her daughter Brooke Bowman confirmed the news by releasing an official statement. Deadline carried the Bowman’s statement that read, 'It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica. A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.'
After the tragic demise, filmmakers Ron Howard said, “What a brilliant, funny, intelligent and strong woman. RIP Jessica Walter, and thank you for a lifetime of laughs and for sharing your incredible talent on our show and with the world. #jessicawalter” while Jonathan Frakes tweeted, “R.I.P. #JessicaWalter One of the funniest people I ever had the privilege to work with” Actor Meredith Salenger also shared a tweet, expressing her grief, “Saddened to hear about the passing of the amazing talented and feisty #JessicaWalter. I was lucky to work with her on a film where she played my mother. She was a force of nature. One of the greats.”
While actor Elaine Hendrix is in utter shock with her death as she wrote, “Jessica Walter. FUCK! I just emailed you this morning. I love you. I miss you. You were a highlight in my career, my life. I am so grateful to have treaded boards, and the earth, with you. That voice. That laugh. Those looks. You will be missed. Pensive Broken heart #JessicaWalter”.
May her soul rest in peace.
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