James Lipton, the legendary host of Inside the Actors Studio, has tragically passed away aged 93.
The iconic television host and veteran TV writer passed away peacefully at his New York City home on Monday morning.
His wife explained to TMZ, that he had been battling bladder cancer.
His signature question was "if Heaven existed and you went up to find St. Peter waiting at the pearly gates, what would you like him to say?"— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 2, 2020
The answer from actors was always "good job." I sure he's hearing the same. Fantastic interviewer, great show. https://t.co/qjvQYVfaMk
She told them:
There are so many James Lipton stories but I’m sure he would like to be remembered as someone who loved what he did and had tremendous respect for all the people he worked with.
And that he will.
what a legend https://t.co/8RdjMs2HGt— rachel syme (@rachsyme) March 2, 2020
Lipton interviewed a tremendous number of A-list stars with TMZ listing many of them such as Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, Ian McKellen, Eddie Murphy, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Ron Howard, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Carrey, Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Willem Dafoe, Brad Pitt, Henry Winkler, Betty White, Naomi Watts, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, and Hugh Grant.
Amazingly that is just a small handful of them!
James Lipton, the elegant, articulate wordsmith and theater academic whose desire to give his acting students a greater insight into their art led to the popular Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio, has died. He was 93. https://t.co/kxd0rh8168— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 2, 2020
Rest in peace to this true icon.
Our thoughts go out to James’ family and friends at this hard, hard time.