Harvey Fierstein, Michael McKean and more react to Peter Scolari’s death

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Peter Scolari appears with Becky Ann Baker (left) and bid    prima  Lena Dunham successful  HBO's "Girls." Peter Scolari appears with Becky Ann Baker (left) and bid prima Lena Dunham successful HBO's "Girls." HBO

Fans and personage friends alike sent their condolences and wrote heartwarming tributes to Peter Scolari, who died Friday aft a two-year conflict with cancer. He was 66.

Stars specified arsenic Harvey Fierstein, Michael McKean and much shared homages to their precocious person connected societal media.

“Sad to spot the quality that Peter Scolari mislaid his conflict with cancer. There wasn’t a sweeter antheral connected the planet. We performed unneurotic successful ‘Hairspray’ for a clip and helium was ever a full delight. Farewell, beloved Peter,” Fierstein tweeted.

“We knew this was coming. Doesn’t marque it easier. RIP, Peter my friend,” McKean added. Comedian Jackie Hoffman wrote, “#RIP beloved Peter Scolari. I was fortunate capable to enactment with you and larn from you onstage and screen. A saccharine comic chill dude. I anticipation you get gigs wherever you are.”

Actress Julia Duffy, who starred with Scolari successful the sitcom “Newhart,” added, “A nary amended partner” alongside a breached bosom emoji.

Jane Lynch wrote, “What a mensch. What a loss. Love to family.”

“Amen. #PeterScolari was a prince among men. Insanely talented and much generous than you tin imagine. Dear lord. My bosom breaks for his family,” actor Matt Walton wrote.

Screenwriter Brian Lynch penned, “He was truthful funny, truthful likable. From BOSOM BUDDIES to NEWHART to the HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS tv amusement to GIRLS, ever loved watching him. May helium Rest In Peace.”

Sad to spot the quality that Peter Scolari mislaid his conflict with cancer. There wasn't a sweeter antheral connected the planet. We performed unneurotic successful HAIRSPRAY for a clip and helium was ever a full delight. Farewell, beloved Peter.https://t.co/1TPjakwLT3

— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) October 22, 2021

“I americium heartbroken to perceive astir Peter Scolari this morning,” histrion David Kaufman wrote. “He was honestly 1 of the funniest, astir generous actors I ever got to enactment with. (And helium taught maine however to juggle!) He was a comic genius & I volition everlastingly beryllium grateful that I was fortunate capable to larn from him.”

Actor David Pressman said, “My clip connected ‘Newhart’ wasn’t agelong but successful the fewer episodes I did, astir of my worldly was with Peter Scolari. I’ll ne'er hide however benignant and supportive helium was and truthful incredibly talented. I was honored to get to enactment with him. RIP, Peter.”

TV professional Alan Sepinwall chimed in, “RIP, Peter Scolari. A welcome, acerbic beingness successful everything helium appeared in, from Bosom Buddies to Newhart to Girls. He and Tom Hanks were truthful bully unneurotic that Bosom Buddies soon abandoned the dumb crossdressing premise; radical conscionable wanted to ticker those guys beryllium comic together.”

RIP, Peter Scolari. A welcome, acerbic beingness successful everything helium appeared in, from Bosom Buddies to Newhart to Girls. He and Tom Hanks were truthful bully unneurotic that Bosom Buddies soon abandoned the dumb crossdressing premise; radical conscionable wanted to ticker those guys beryllium comic together. pic.twitter.com/6l6iiDWWDe

— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) October 22, 2021