The Arrested Development star died on Wednesday, March 24, in her sleep aged 80.
"It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom, Jessica," her daughter Brooke Bowman confirmed. "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.”
Walter starred in hit projects such as 90210, Archer, The Group, Grand Prix, Play Misty For Me, Slums of Beverly Hills and more.
Scroll down to see the celeb reactions to Walter’s passing.
R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances. I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family.— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) March 25, 2021
Arrested Development costar Jason Bateman said Walter was "one of a kind" and sent "all [his] love and thoughts to her family."
Viola Davis "grew up watching" and "admiring" Walter.
Jessica Walter was a deeply talented person— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) March 25, 2021
We first met on a pilot in ‘96 and I was instantly blown away
I’m fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years
My thoughts are with her daughter Brooke and grandson Micah today
Farewell Jessica, you’ll be missed
Walter's Arrested Development costar Will Arnett felt "fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years" after they first met in 1996.
Jessica Walter was a queen in every way: kind, classy, incredibly talented, generous with love & support. And so insanely funny. She was the brilliant center of our @archerfxx universe. Sweet flight to you, dear Jessica. You were so loved, and we were so lucky to know you. 💔 pic.twitter.com/0fsXh6CwbS— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) March 25, 2021
Archer costar Aisha Tyler said Walter was "a queen in every way; kind, classy, incredibly talented, generous with love & support. And so insanely funny."
I just heard the shitty news about Jessica Walter an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent. I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV's greatest characters— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) March 25, 2021
Comedian David Cross felt "privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her" on Arrested Development.
Schitt's Creek alum Dan Levy simply said Walter was "the greatest."
Actress Ellie Fisher was "absolutely devastated" by the sad news.
Netlfix has hosted several of Walter's works over the years, including Arrested Development, so the company took a moment to honor the late legend.
Jessica Walter never missed. If she didn’t get a laugh there was a problem with the script.— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) March 25, 2021
Arrested Development writer and co-producer John Levenstein said that Walter "never missed" on set.