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'Happy Days' Stars

Pay Tribute to Tom Bosley

10/19/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Henry Winkler and Scott Baio -- who both co-starred with Tom Bosley on "Happy Days" -- tell TMZ they are both shocked by his death ... but remember their former castmate as a "great man."

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Winkler tells us, "I saw him before I ever got to Hollywood on Broadway, and he was great. And then I got to act with him for 10 years and he was great.  Tom Bosley was our mentor. He was a true artist ... a great husband, and a fabulous father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten."

Baio adds, "He was a good man who taught me a lot about the business and business itself. He was a professional guy ... I'm sad."

UPDATE: Ron Howard tells TMZ,  "I'm so saddened by the loss of our wonderful Tom Bosley. Remarkable on so many levels, Tom's insight, talent, strength of character and comic timing made him a vital central figure in the Happy Days experience."

Ron adds, "A great father and husband, and a wonderful artist, Tom lead by example, and made us all laugh while he was doing it. My last conversations with Tom reflected the love of life and peace of mind that he always maintained throughout his full and rewarding life. I miss him already." 


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jus-sayin    

Thank you for making me laugh, RIP, you will be missed

1381 days ago
2.

Yidmash    

GROYS VOYL

1381 days ago
3.

kit    

i love 2 watch happy days and liked him as the dad he is what all dads should be

1381 days ago
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WiddoMouse    

He was such a classy gentleman. He will be terribly missed.

1381 days ago
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CCC    

Good-bye Mr. C. May God bless your arrival.

1381 days ago
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Chia    

You can tell the people actually said those things and they weren't spun by PR.

Rest in peace.

1381 days ago
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Lisa    

RIP, Mr. C.

1381 days ago
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Mark in Kokomo    

I'm saddened by the death of Tom Bosley. However, my trash bags are GLAD.

1381 days ago
9.

Sad Day in America    

First Mrs. Cleaver and now Mr. Cunningham. Very sad indeed. You will both be missed.

1381 days ago
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sweetness5445    

It is a sad day. Tom Bosley was wonderful as Mr. C and he will be sorely missed by all. RIP.

1381 days ago
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Lucky_130    

O.K. we got Mr. C, and Mrs. Cleaver, thats 2

1381 days ago
12.

Monkey    

God bless him and his family. What an icon!!!!

1381 days ago
13.

Old school TV fan    

Tom Bosley was one of a kind- TV announcer, character actor, voice-over artist, game show panelist, etc. As Mr. C, he was father, uncle, patriarch and sage to all of those happy-go-lucky teenagers in Milwaukee. Afterwards, he was the none-too-bright Sheriff Amos Topper of Cabot Cove, in addition to being Father Frank Dowling. I also remember him as David the Gnome and Harry Boyle. To pay homage tp one of the great character actors of our time, we owe it to Tom Bosley to buy ourselves some Glad bags, then we can tell him, thanks for the memories, Tom.

1381 days ago
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Tina    

I never had a father going up & Tom Bosley was how I always imagined my father to be. It's like loosing a father. The world will be a very sad place without him in it.

1381 days ago
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JLS    

RIP now, Tom. Thank you for all the laughs and for your brilliant acting to entertain us. God is very lucky to have you with him.

1381 days ago
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