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26th Mar 2021

Arrested Development cast lead tribute to Jessica Walter

Melissa Carton

The star passed away yesterday.

Yesterday it was announced that Arrested Development actor Jessica Walter had passed away at the age of 80.

The veteran actor had also starred in movies and shows such as Play Misty For Me, Archer, Amy Prentiss and The Group.

Since 2003 Walter has been best known for playing the outrageous and blunt Lucille Bluth on hit TV series Arrested Development.

After the announcement that the beloved actor had passed many of the Arrested Development cast took to social media to share how much they will miss Walter including Jason Bateman who played her son on the show;

“R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances. I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family.”

Others including Will Arnett and Tony Hale, who also played her sons on the show sent their love to her family;

“Jessica Walter was a deeply talented person. We first met on a pilot in ‘96 and I was instantly blown away. I’m fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years.

My thoughts are with her daughter Brooke and grandson Micah today. Farewell Jessica, you’ll be missed”.

Walter’s daughter Brooke released a statement yesterday to The Hollywood Reporter confirming that her mother had sadly passed away;

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica. A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”