The Academy shared a message about Olympia’s passing to Twitter, writing, “Olympia Dukakis introduced heat, humor and wit to the stage and display for nearly 60 years, together with a stellar run of unforgettable roles in ‘Steel Magnolias’ ‘Tales of the City”‘ and ‘Moonstruck,’ for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She will likely be missed.”
Stars additionally 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 pleasure 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 firm. We have been Moonstruck by her, as she informed us nice Tales of the City. A real Steel Magnolia inside a extra widespread forest. Ah, what a life drive, her later years her greatest. Rest now among the many heavens, Olympia.”
Viola Davis shared, “RIP Olympia Dukakis…the consummate actor. You made throughout you step up their sport. A pleasure to work with. Rest nicely. ‘May flights of angels sing thee to thy relaxation.'”
Actress Betty Buckley wrote, “So very unhappy to listen to this. Olympia Dukakis, such an exquisite actress & stunning particular person.”