Jamie Lee Curtis overwhelmed with grief makes the heart-wrenching announcement

Jamie Lee Curtis said some very sad things about her close friend and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis, who d!ed on Tuesday of a heart attack at the age of 76.

The comedian and the 65-year-old actress, who portrayed the witch in Halloween, costarred in the sitcom Anything But Love for four seasons between 1989 and 1992.

After learning the tragic news of the actor’s pa/ssing on Wednesday, she shared a post on her personal Instagram profile. The first person to break the news was Bette Midler.

Curtis posted a bunch of old pictures of herself with Lewis and wrote a long caption in which she thanked the late star for being “the reason I am sober.”

Jamie battled an opiate addiction before celebrating 25 years sober this month.

“I recently found out about the pa/ssing of my friend Richard Lewis.” I can still clearly picture myself standing on Sunset Boulevard, staring at a poster advertising a stand-up special featuring him. I urged the casting team to send him in to try out for the role of Marty Gold, my closest friend and potential boyfriend, during the ABC pilot Anything But Love casting process.

“I felt he had a good look.” It isn’t something a strong woman can truly accomplish for herself, but someone made me giggle. He mispronounced the term “bundt cake,” but he still played the part, which made me laugh aloud.

Jamie said, “He blew everyone else away.” They added in their response that “the chemistry with Richard was so great,” even if they decided not to take up the pilot for the love triangle drama. Might we rework the initial pilot? We ultimately produced the show for two years in this manner.

He performed stand-up comedy as well, although he detested doing stand-up in front of actual audiences. I, however, thought it was fantastic.

In close-up, he would conceal his markings on door frames, objects, and even my face. He also carried a clipboard with his lines scribbled on it at all times. It turns out that he was a really good part actor. It’s hilarious and profound.

“We grieved together over the de/aths of our friend and producer John Ritter as well as our friend and co-star Richard Frank,” she remarked.

“Richard expressed his desire for me to obtain another boxed set of show episodes from ABC/Disney in his most recent text message to me,” the actress said to her followers.

Then Jamie said, “He’s also the reason I’m sober.” He helped me. I will always be grateful to him for that act of kindness.

They talked about his wife, Joyce Lapinsky, and she said, “He found love with Joyce, and that, of course, along with being sober, was what mattered most to him.” It makes me cry to write this.

This is a strange way to thank a nice and funny man. Richard, may you rest in laughter. “My Marty, I love you, Hannah!” she said in the end.

Jamie also wrote a second post about how sad she was about the d/eath of her longtime friend and former co-star.

She added another old picture of herself with Lewis and some lyrics from the Anything But Love theme song.

“In the third and final season of the TV show ANYTHING BUT LOVE, which aired on ABC for a few years, the great singer-songwriter JD Souther wrote this beautiful theme song,” Curtis wrote.

“Try to find it on YouTube and listen to it. If not, I’ve written it down here for you.” Today I’m giving them to my friend Richard Lewis.

She shared lyrics that said, “If we had never met/And the world got on without us/Just as if we were never that at all,”We would still be looking for the next big thing and trying not to fall…

“Anything but love will do and hearts that beat like thunder.”For everyone but you, anything but love would be enough.

Larry David, who also stars on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and other famous people and social media users paid tribute to the late Richard Lewis.

“He’s been like a brother to me for most of my life,” he told HBO. “Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital.”

“He was the funniest and nicest person at the same time, which doesn’t happen very often.” The comedian told Variety, “But today he made me cry, and I’ll never forgive him for that.”

Cheryl Hines, who worked with Lewis on the hit show, wrote, “When I was young, I had the biggest crush on Richard Lewis.”

“There was no one funnier or more handsome on stage than him.” Then I got to work with him on Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was a dream come true.

“Over the years, I learned more about Richard and the gifts he gave.” I fell in love with him because he was funny, but he was also one of the nicest people I know.

“Especially in the last few years,” Cheryl said, “he would take the time to tell the people he loved how much they meant to him.” He told me how important I was to him and how much he loved me in between takes on Curb.

“To be loved by Richard Lewis.” A real gift. Richard, I love you. We will miss you. I love you, Joyce, and everyone in Richard’s family. Lawrence, Richard loved you…You already know that, though.

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