James Lipton, the beloved creator and host of "Inside The Actor's Studio," passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, March 2. James was a quiet behemoth in the entertainment world, wholly respected by actors and fellow media members alike. He shared some 18 Emmy nominations for "Inside the Actors Studio" with his fellow producers, Variety said. After the show reached mainstream success, James' work and interviewing capabilities were even parodied on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons." James stepped down as host of the show in 2018 after 25 years at the helm. He interviewed over 200 guests. Following James' death, many in the entertainment world took to social media to pay tribute. Click through to see how he's being honored…
"#JamesLipton was a warm, meticulous man with a great appreciation of the arts and wicked sense of humor. He was the face of Bravo who delivered us one-of-a-kind interviews with a breadth of superstars. He was always so kind to me when he found out how much I love Diana Ross, he insisted on taking me to see her in concert. He really cared about what he did. If you got booked on his show, it meant you'd made it, and had the talent to back it up. What a good guy. James Lipton will be missed." —Andy Cohen
"Rest in peace, James Lipton. He was interested in the actor's process, which was so refreshing." –Barbra Streisand
"R.I.P. James Lipton. He made you want to tell him everything." –Jeff Daniels
"Lovely lovely man." –Patricia Heaton
"#RestInPeace James Lipton. The long-time host of "Inside the Actors Studio" has died at the age of 93 after battling bladder cancer." –Katie Couric
"I dreamed of one day being interviewed by you. Glad I got to fangirl you 2 years ago. Your show made a tremendous impact. Thank you, #JamesLipton. Rest well" –Susan Kelechi Watson
"I got to work with him on arrested development and he was a lovely person. A long, full life." –Andy Richter
"Oh, my heart. I too worked with him on Arrested Development. He revered actors and the process. And what a wonderful guy. He will missed." —Jane Lynch
"#JamesLipton of Actors Studio was a great gentleman who unpeeled the profession's onion with grace and skill. RIP" –Geraldo Rivera
"RIP James Lipton, we loved having you come on our show to share your love of TV and film" –Jake Tapper
"Very sad to hear of the passing of my friend and great guy James Lipton. We got to know each other on the set of the Apprentice in 2012 and from then on he was kind enough to make bringing my kids and me with his family to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular an annual tradition." –Donald Trump Jr.
"RIP James Lipton, 93, host of 'Inside The Actors Studio.'
Interviewed all the greats, and did so with such skill , intelligence & charm. An absolute master of his craft, always so well prepared.
His favourite actor? Charlie Chaplin.
Why? 'He was the best, a genius.'" –Piers Morgan
"RIP James Lipton. The man who knew the swear words of the stars." –Hal Sparks
"I was performing with a small jazz band once at a private event in the Hamptons and he was soooocool. We talked about all kinds of things after the show. Rest well James Lipton." –Deborah Cox
"RIP James Lipton, the legendary host of 'Inside the Actor's Studio.' There was no better interviewer." –S.E. Cupp
"Always had a soft spot for #JamesLipton, not only because I'm an acting nerd & loved his show, but mostly for the beautiful & comforting eulogy he gave at my acting teacher/mentor Doug Moston's memorial. #RIP" –Melissa Fumero
"When I couldn't afford acting classes, I would watch his show non-stop to learn and feel like I was a part of a community. Thank you so much James Lipton, Interviewer Who Let Stars Shine, Dies at 93" –Conrad Ricamora