Hollywood Pays Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton: ‘Everyone Loved Him and With Good Reason’

David Lynch, Olivia Wilde and Edgar Wright among those mourning late actor

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Hollywood took to Twitter to mourn the death of Harry Dean Stanton on Friday, paying tribute to the legendary actor following his death at the age of 91.

“Twin Peaks” mastermind David Lynch was among those who shared a statement on Stanton’s passing. The prolific actor’s most recent on-screen role was as trailer park owner Carl Rodd on Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival.

“The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us,” Lynch wrote in his statement. “There went a great one. There’s nobody like Harry Dean. Everyone loved him. and with good reason. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) — and a great human being — so great to be around him!!! You are really going to be missed Harry Dean!!! Loads of love to you wherever you are now!!!”

With nearly 200 film and television credits to his name, Stanton worked with dozens of actors and directors, some of whom remembered him on Friday.

“You could watch him on set say a line as simple as “hello”, and be mystified by why it was so friggin compelling,” wrote Stanton’s “Big Love” co-star Shawn Doyle.

“Harry Dean Stanton was the definition of cool. On Alpha Dog, he wouldn’t leave a room w/o saying, ‘Love ya. Mean it,’” wrote Olivia Wilde, who shared the screen with Stanton in the 2006 film “Alpha Dog.” “Such a great guy. RIP.”

Stanton died on Friday at the age of 91 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. His numerous credits include such films as “Alien,” “The Green Mile,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Paris, Texas.”