81 year old actor/director/producer/writer/etc., Garry Marshall, died at a Burbank hospital due to complications from pneumonia after suffering a stroke.
While not necessarily a household name, Marshall was responsible for numerous big name films and television shows. As a director, his most recognizable films include Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, and Pretty Woman. As a writer/producer, his biggest claim to fame is being the creator of Happy Days as well as its spin-off shows. He also worked on The Lucy Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Mork and Mindy.
Despite his age, Marshall was still very active in Hollywood. Recently, he lent his voice and/or acting chops to shows like BoJack Horseman, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Two and a Half Men. He also directed and co-wrote this year’s Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston.
His legacy will live on through his impressive resume which certainly speaks for itself. All respects go to Garry Marshall’s family and friends.