Ben Stiller and James Woods among the stars paying tribute to late actor Dabney ... trends now

Ben Stiller and James Woods among the stars paying tribute to late actor Dabney ... trends now

Dabney Coleman, the character actor who starred in such popular films as 9 To 5, Tootsie and On Golden Pond and the cult TV classic Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, has died at the age of 92.

Coleman passed away at his home in the Santa Monica neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, his daughter Quincy Coleman confirmed with the Associated Press

'My father crafted his time here on Earth with a curious mind, a generous heart and a soul on fire with passion, desire and humor that tickled the funny bone of humanity,' she said in a statement, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter

'As he lived, he moved through this final act of his life with elegance, excellence and mastery,' she added. 

His career stretched over six decades with about an equal amount of acting credits in both film and television. 

Ben Stiller, James Woods and more reacted to his passing on social media after his death was confirmed by his daughter.

Celebrities are taking to social media to celebrate the life and career of Dabney Coleman, who passed away on Thursday, May 16, at his home in Santa Monica

Celebrities are taking to social media to celebrate the life and career of Dabney Coleman, who passed away on Thursday, May 16, at his home in Santa Monica

Ben Stiller pictured

James Woods pictured

Ben Stiller , James Woods and more reacted to his passing on social media after his death was confirmed by his daughter

Actor and comedian Ben Stiller was among the high-profile people to share some kind words for Coleman on X (formerly known as Twitter).

'The great Dabney Coleman literally created, or defined, really - in a uniquely singular way — an archetype as a character actor. He was so good at what he did it's hard to imagine movies and television of the last 40 years without him. Xxx,' the Meet The Parents star, 58, shared.

James Woods, who lent his voice to the animated movie Recess: School's Out (2001) alongside Coleman, revealed how he respected him as an actor from afar and after they became pals.

'I've gone to Dan Tana's restaurant regularly all my adult life. Dabney Coleman was always there, sitting in booth number one (appropriately), having his trademark steak,' Woods, 77, shared. 'I had always loved him as an actor, and loved him more as we became friends. #RIPDabneyColeman' 

Michael McKean shared screen time with the late actor in the comedy film Young Doctors In Love (1982). The This Is Spinal Tap star took to X and shared: 'Dabney's gone and I'm very sad about that. One of a kind, baby.' 

Screenwriter Tom Holland, 80, joined in with tributes for Coleman, writing, 'RIP Dabney Coleman aka Jack Flack. So many great films he gave us all,' he shared, in a reference to his film he wrote Cloak & Dagger (1984) that starred Coleman in the spy adventure film. 

John Ales had the privilege of having Coleman play his father in the NBC sitcom Madman Of The People (1994-1995), which aired for just one season.

'As a kid I don’t think I found any villain more likable than mean Dabney Coleman. We shared a birthday. Months after my dad passed away, Dabney played my dad for the 1st time,' Ales, 55, wrote. 'We had countless dinners together. He was a complicated, hilarious genius who was so sweet to my mom.'

Ben Stiller, 58, acknowledged Coleman for being the 'archetype as a character actor'

Ben Stiller, 58, acknowledged Coleman for being the 'archetype as a character actor'

James Woods, 77, shared how he got to relish in his friendship with the late actor after starring together in voice role in Recess: School's Out (2001)

James Woods, 77, shared how he got to relish in his friendship with the late actor after starring together in voice role in Recess: School's Out (2001)

This Is Spinal Tap star Michael McKean, 76, who shared screen time with the late actor in the comedy film Young Doctors In Love (1982), called him a 'one of a kind, baby'

This Is Spinal Tap star Michael McKean, 76, who shared screen time with the late actor in the comedy film Young Doctors In Love (1982), called him a 'one of a kind, baby'

Screenwriter Tom Holland, 80, referenced his role in his spy film Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Screenwriter Tom Holland, 80, referenced his role in his spy film Cloak & Dagger (1984) 

John Ales had the privilege of having Coleman play his father in the NBC sitcom Madman Of The People (1994-1995)

John Ales had the privilege of having Coleman play his father in the NBC sitcom Madman Of The People (1994-1995)

Film and comic book writer Brian Lynch also joined in to share his thoughts on his passing, revealing how 'Dabney Coleman was one of my favorite actors growing up. Fantastic as a heel, always, but also a fantastic hero in CLOAK AND DAGGER. Gave iconic performances in 9 to 5 and

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