The Academy shared a message about Olympia’s passing to Twitter, writing, “Olympia Dukakis brought warmth, humor and wit to the stage and screen for almost 60 years, including a stellar run of unforgettable roles in ‘Steel Magnolias’ ‘Tales of the City”‘ and ‘Moonstruck,’ for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She will be missed.”
Stars also paid tribute to Olympia on social media.
Cher, who Moonstruck co-star, posted, “Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Academy Award-Winning Actress. Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck,& Even Though Her Part was
That Of a Suffering Wife, We Face with tears of joy ALL The Time. She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis, Her ‘Handsome Talented, Husband.’ I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One.”
Star Trek alum George Takei wrote, “Olympia Dukakis has departed our company. We were Moonstruck by her, as she told us great Tales of the City. A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest. Ah, what a life force, her later years her best. Rest now among the heavens, Olympia.”
Viola Davis shared, “RIP Olympia Dukakis…the consummate actor. You made all around you step up their game. A joy to work with. Rest well. ‘May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'”
Actress Betty Buckley wrote, “So very sad to hear this. Olympia Dukakis, such a wonderful actress & beautiful person.”