The Academy shares a message about Olympia’s journey Twitter, writes, “Olympia Dukakis has brought warmth, laughter and dance to the stage and screen for nearly 60 years, including the famous run of unforgettable roles in ‘Steel Magnolias’ ‘Tales of the City’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ where she won an Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She will die. “
The stars also paid tribute to Olympia on social media.
Cher, WHO Moonstruck with the star, posted, “Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Winning Academy Actress. Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck, and Even Her Part
That With A Suffering Wife, We Face With Tears Of Joy ALL THE TIME. Tell Me How Much He Loves Louis, His ‘Handsome Talent, Husband.’ I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One. “
Star Trek alum George Takei WROTE, “Olympia Dukakis has left our company. We are Moonstruck to her, as she tells in our famous Tales of the City. A real Steel Magnolia in the midst of a much larger forest. Ah, if what a life force, its last years. Rest now among the heavens, Olympia. “
Viola Davis shares, “RIP Olympia Dukakis … the perfect actor. You make the environment of their game. An absolute pleasure to work with. Rest well.
actor Betty Buckley WROTE, “Very sad to hear this. Olympia Dukakis, a very good actress and beautiful person.”