'A Queen In Every Way': Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, More Celebs Mourn Death Of Actress Jessica Walter

After a career spanning six decades, few have touched the hearts of Hollywood like Jessica Walter did, and fellow celebs have paid tribute to the late actress since her passing earlier this week.

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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. 

Jason Bateman

Arrested Development costar Jason Bateman said Walter was "one of a kind" and sent "all [his] love and thoughts to her family."

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Viola Davis

Viola Davis "grew up watching" and "admiring" Walter.

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Will Arnett

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.

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Aisha Tyler

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Archer costar Aisha Tyler said Walter was "a queen in every way; kind, classy, incredibly talented, generous with love & support. And so insanely funny."

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David Cross

Comedian David Cross felt "privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her" on Arrested Development.

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Dan Levy

Schitt's Creek alum Dan Levy simply said Walter was "the greatest."

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Ellie Fisher

Actress Ellie Fisher was "absolutely devastated" by the sad news. 

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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. 

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John Levenstein

Arrested Development writer and co-producer John Levenstein said that Walter "never missed" on set.  


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