It's been a tough week for Hollywood legends. Just a few days after the passing of Andy Griffith, actor Ernest Borgnine died July 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. The talented character actor, who earned an Oscar for his performance in the 1955 film "Marty" before starring in the 1960s TV hit "McHale's Navy" and as the voice of "Spongebob"s Mermaid Man, was 95. Following the news of his passing, celebrities expressed their sentiments via Twitter. Here's a look at what some familiar faces had to say.
Lisa Rinna wrote "Our sweet friend and neighbor Ernest Borgnine may you Rest in Peace!"
"My dear frd Ernest Borgnine has passed at age 95. He was such a great Italian man, actor, Navy veteran, & father. Prayers 2 Nancee Borgnine" -- Former "Charles in Charge" star Scott Baio
"Ernest Borgnine... You will be missed... I'm blessed to have worked with you...RIP sweet, talented friend" -- Kirstie Alley
LeVar Burton wrote "Rest in Peace... Ernest Borgnine! You were both gracious and full of grace."
"God bless Ernest Borgnine. An amazingly strong spirit. R.I.P. Ernie" -- Gary Sinise
"I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden remarked "We lost another great guy today, Ernest Borgnine. My deepest condolences to his wife Tova and his family in this difficult time. -Barbara"
Bruce Campbell wrote "Salute to Mr. Ernest Borgnine. Met him shooting McHale's Navy. Old school. Coolest ever. Respect/genuflect."
"Today when you are watching SpongeBob SquarePants and you hear the Mermaid Man you are hearing one of the coolest cats. RIP Ernest Borgnine!" -- "Parks and Recreation" actor and comedian Kirk Fox
"Criminal Minds" actor Joe Mantegna wrote "I cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Ernest Borgnine. He was a true Hollywood icon and a dear friend. My prayers go out to the family."
Marlee Matlintweeted "So sad to read about passing of Ernest Borgnine. We spoke recently at Paramount's 100th anniversary photo. A true legend & a gentleman. RIP"
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