It’s a sad day for fans of the iconic TV show “Arrested Development.”
One of the show’s most beloved actresses, Jessica Walter, died Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Walter played the matriarch of the Bluth family, Lucille Buth, on “Arrested Development,” and she was known for her iconic one-liners, impeccable comedic timing and just being all-around hilarious.
Walter’s career spanned six decades, during which she was known for voicing the character Malory Archer on the animated series “Archer” and winning an Emmy in 1975 for her starring role in the NBC series “Amy Prentiss.”
As soon as the news of her death broke, celebrities and fans flooded social media with tributes to the beloved actress, especially many remembering her iconic role as Lucille Bluth.
Many of her “Arrested Development” costars paid tribute to her.
Jessica Walter was a deeply talented person
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
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) March 25, 2021
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Jamie Lee Curtis
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
H. Jon Benjamin
Jessica Walter was an unparalleled talent. So funny. So insanely good in everything she was in. Wonderful to be around. I will miss her.
— h. jon benjamin (@HJBenjamin) March 25, 2021
RIP Jessica Walter. One of the funniest lines still ever delivered is:
Michael: Get rid of the Seaward.
Lucille: I’ll leave when I’m good and ready.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) March 25, 2021
And many fans shared tweets about some of their favorite Jessica Walter moments, most of them remembering her scene-stealing lines from “Arrested Development.”
RIP Jessica Walter. I don’t know if any actor ever conveyed more with a wink. Her Lucille Bluth was the best satire of the smug rich ever done. Her voice all transatlantic arrogance, vodka delusion, and charming ignorance. The Motherboy episode alone, my god. A true comic genius. pic.twitter.com/nwMPzfbD6i
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) March 25, 2021
Jessica Walter was the funniest part of the funniest show on television and she made it look easy. Her delivery of “Oh really – did nothing cancel?” and “She tried pesto!” and “Is Rosa alive? No? Ok this is not my day.” will make me laugh forever.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) March 25, 2021
every time I think of Jessica Walter’s “I’ll leave when I’m good and ready” line delivery I die laughing
— JP (@jpbrammer) March 25, 2021
i watched arrested development *when it aired* and i was far too young to get most of it but lucille bluth spoke hard to middle school-aged amanda and shaped so much of my sense of humor, i am devastated today
— amandavision (@lochnessmanda) March 25, 2021
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