Hollywood lost a legend Tuesday.

Garry Marshall, director of Pretty Woman, Overboard, Runaway Bride and Beaches, died at age 81. The filmmaker suffered from "complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, Calif.," his rep told E! News in a statement. "The family requests no flowers. Donations in the name of Garry Marshall can be made to The Saban Community Clinic, formerly known as the Los Angeles Free Clinic, The Intensive Care Unit at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, and Northwestern University Undergraduate Scholarship Fund."

A Television Hall of Famer, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Sue Marshall, sisters Ronny Hallin and Penny Marshall, and three children and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private; a memorial is being planned for Nov. 13, what would have been his 82nd birthday.

Garry, a Bronx native, broke into show business in the late 1950s as a joke writer, which led to a life-changing job as a writer on The Tonight Show With Jack Paar. In 1970, he adapted his first TV hit, The Odd Couple, from a play with his writing partner, Jerry Belson. He created several sitcoms, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, and acted on occasion, appearing in films like Soapdish, A League of Their Own and Never Been Kissed.

In his later years, Garry published a memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood, and focused on star-packed, holiday-centered films like Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and Mother's Day. In the final months of his life, he had been trying to get a third Princess Diaries film off the ground.

"Well, you know, Disney is quite powerful," he told E! News' Erin Lim in April, "and they say they would like to announce—not me—but we are talking." Anne Hathaway was eager to reprise the role that made her a star. "More so than any other film that I've been in, that film has legacy, and it just has meant so much to so many people," she told E! News in May. "It's given people the opportunity—you know, little girls and little boys—to curl up with their parents on the couch and throw on their sweatpants and sit and cuddle. It's a real honor to think that something that you've been a part of becomes a part of the fabric of people's lives."

News of Garry's death hit Hollywood hard.

"I am devastated to hear of Garry's passing. He was a dear friend and colleague....generous to a fault," said Julie Andrews, who starred in 2001's The Princess Diaries and 2004's The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. "My heart goes out to Barbara and the entire family. We shall miss him." Héctor Elizondo, who starred in 17 of Marshall's films, told E! News, "I have lost an irreplaceable friend. A mentor to many who never boasted about his success, Garry was always grateful for the opportunity to help, was always passionate about the theatre, and about people who had 'IT. And for him, 'IT' meant character. What made the difference was that they had character. Garry made a cold room warm, and a hot room cool. I will miss him."

Richard Gere, who starred in Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, said in a statement, "Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one's lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman... a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized... he was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to every thing and everyone he crossed paths with. Everyone loved Garry. He was a mentor and a cheerleader and one of the funniest men who ever lived. He had a heart of the purest gold and a soul full of mischief. He was Garry."

Many of Garry's collaborators—including Goldie Hawn, Henry WinklerAshton KutcherJessica Alba, Topher Grace, and Mandy Moore—paid their respects via social media:

Heaven just got funnier. I love you Garry. Thank you for everything. #GarryMarshall #RIP

A photo posted by Anne Hathaway (@annehathaway) on

A hard day for those of us in the Garry camp. In reflection, I share some memories and feelings with you. Garry and I were shooting Mothers Day this past year my children came to visit the set. I was behind a wall about to do a scene waiting for the very words that every working actor is quite used to, "and....ACTION!" Much to my pleasant surprise the voice booming from behind the wall was my son, Ryder. I couldn't help but smile and after we finished the scene both Garry and I shared a moment. We knew in an instant that so many things come full circle. That once upon a time that was me on his lap yelling ACTION for my mother and pa on Overboard in 1987. That in Garry's words in that moment, "The circle of life is an amazing thing isn't it..." In that moment he was more then my director, he was family. That moment meant way more then any success of any film. I looked around the set and saw faces I had known and seen since I was a little girl. In one flash of a moment there was so much recognition of how loyal, wonderful, kind, generous, funny and profound Garry was. He kept his loved ones close, he loved people, he loved making movies, he loved to laugh, he loved loved loved. And those of us who were fortunate to know him like this were so lucky. The messages Garry shared with the world truly represented his character. He wanted peace and the importance of family and connection to be at the forefront of everything he did. I have so much admiration for his purity of such loving messages. He created things that made us feel good because he just wanted people around him to be happy. Once while shooting Raising Helen, I was reaching for a laugh. I didn't feel that a scene was going right and I wasn't hitting the joke and I was incredibly frustrated. He came over to me and gently held my hand and said, "Kate, sometimes we don't need to laugh, sometimes making us smile is even more important." Garry wanted to see the world smile because he knew we all need more of that. To everyone in the Garry Marshall family, I love you all so much. I will miss you Garry ?? I love you.

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I have been fortunate in the sense that I have not lost many people that have made a significant, life changing impact to my world. Today, we lost someone who not only changed my life, but changed and touched the lives of so many others. Through his work, Garry Marshall was able to make us laugh, cry, feel joy and pride one moment, and the next, utter sadness. But he always did this in a beautiful way that made for such fantastic and timeless films. Each moment I spent with Garry on the set of Mother's Day was perfect, and is something I am so honored to have experienced. It's also something I look forward to telling my children about. I will always remember his infectious laugh and his joyful spirit. I am so grateful to of been able to be in his world, even for a small moment. Garry, you will be truly missed...

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Garry Marshall, without you there'd be no me. My heart is aching. #Mentor #Godfather #DearFriend. I love you.

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Mr. Marshall, it was an honor. We will miss you.. ??????

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