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Cloris Leachman remembered by Mel Brooks, John Stamos, and more: 'She is irreplaceable'

 Cloris Leachman remembered by Mel Brooks, John Stamos, and more: 'She is irreplaceable'
Mel Brooks, John Stamos, and Ed Asner are among the stars sharing tributes to Cloris Leachman, who died Wednesday at age 94. The Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress, a comedic force across film and television, was remembered by many for her talent, ribald humor, and kindness.
Brooks, who directed Leachman in movies like Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety, tweeted, "Such sad news — Cloris was insanely talented. She could make you laugh or cry at the drop of a hat. Always such a pleasure to have on set.
"Every time I hear a horse whinny I will forever think of Cloris' unforgettable Frau Blücher," Brooks added, referencing her role in 1974's Young Frankenstein. "She is irreplaceable, and will be greatly missed."
Such sad news—Cloris was insanely talented. She could make you laugh or cry at the drop of a hat. Always such a pleasure to have on set. Every time I hear a horse whinny I will forever think of Cloris’ unforgettable Frau Blücher. She is irreplaceable, and will be greatly missed.
Asner, Leachman's Mary Tyler Moore Show costar, shared a sweet photo of the two on Twitter.
"A picture from the last time I saw you. Always beautiful. Nothing I could say would top the enormity of my love for you. Until we meet again darling," Asner wrote.
A picture from the last time I saw you. Always beautiful.  Nothing I could say would top the enormity of my love for you. Until we meet again darling. #clorisleachmanrip
Full House stars John Stamos and Bob Saget both reflected on what it was like for Leachman to poke fun at them on Comedy Central's Roast of Bob Saget.
Stamos shared a clip of Leachman's bit in the 2008 roast, during which she said, "I'm not here to roast Bob Saget. I'm here to f--- John Stamos."
"God I loved her. RIP #CLORISLEACHMAN," the actor tweeted.
Saget also said he had "the pleasure of being roasted by" Leachman.
"So sad over the loss of the brilliant Cloris Leachman," he tweeted. "Beyond being an Academy Award winner, her hilarious role in 'Young Frankenstein,' and being 'Phyllis,' I had the pleasure of being roasted by her on television. My deepest sympathies to her loved ones."
So sad over the loss of the brilliant Cloris Leachman. Beyond being an Academy award winner, her hilarious role in “Young Frankenstein,” and being “Phyllis,” I had the pleasure of being roasted by her on television.  My deepest sympathies to her loved ones.
Leachman's other past costars, like Ellen DeGeneres and Lea Thompson, also spoke highly of working with the legend.
"Cloris Leachman played my mother on my second sitcom. I always considered myself lucky for having the chance to work with her. She will be missed," DeGeneres wrote.
Back to the Future star Thompson called the performer a "treasure," and recalled "carrying her over my shoulder in #thebeverlyhillbillies. Small but mighty."
Cloris Leachman played my mother on my second sitcom. I always considered myself lucky for having the chance to work with her. She will be missed.
A sad day for us all. She was a treasure. Always outspoken. And so funny. I remember carrying her over my shoulder in #thebeveryhillbillies. Small but mighty #rip
Actor Elias Toufexis remembered a time working with Leachman when she got fed up with his wife texting him on set and sent a hilarious video message to her: "Michelle, darling. Shut the f--- up."
On set once, my wife @michelleboback was texting me and it started to get on Cloris Leachman’s nerves. So she sent this message:
"God bless and Rest In Peace to the wonderful Cloris Leachman. She was just the f---ing best (she would have wanted me to swear)," he wrote in an earlier tweet.
God bless and Rest In Peace to the wonderful Cloris Leachman.
She was just the fucking best (she would have wanted me to swear)
Here are additional social media tributes from Wanda Sykes, Viola Davis, Edgar Wright, and others:
Rest In Peace, Cloris Leachman.  She was always the funniest one in the scene.
I loved your work!!! Just LOVED!! I grew up watching Phyllis and The Last Picture Show. Your consistent excellence, ability to morph, and bravery will be sorely missed. RIP Cloris Leachman! Godspeed
Brilliant and memorable though it is, Cloris Leachman's best performance in a 1970's classic shot in B&W is not 'Young Frankenstein' but her role in 'The Last Picture Show'. If you only know her as Frau Blücher, then prepare to be amazed.
As a guest star on The Muppet Show, Cloris Leachman kept the show going despite an invasion of pigs and in The Muppet Movie she opened the door to our standard rich and famous contract. A legend and a great friend. Cloris, we will never forget you.
Love you, Cloris Leachman. What a legend! You will be missed.
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Cloris Leachman had a razor sharp wit that I’ll always admire. Rest peacefully, love.
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