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Jack Klugman's Death: Hollywood Reacts

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Condolences poured in for the "Odd Couple" and "Quincy" star who passed away on Christmas Eve day, aged 90.

Actor Jack Klugman, who was 90, died on December 24, 2012.

His movie and televison career spanned more than 60 years.

STORY: 'Odd Couple,' 'Quincy' Star Jack Klugman Dies at 90 

He was best known for playing Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple and the titular medical examiner on Quincy, M.E.

He also starred as Juror no. 5 in the classic 1957 film Twelve Angry Men.

VIDEO: Jack Klugman, at 90, Reflects on His Film, Stage and Screen Career

Hollywood reacted immediately to the star's passing.

Carl Reiner, his longtime friend, told The Hollywood Reporter, “He was one of those people who was a welcome face on the screen every time he came on. He had that sad look on his face. He looked like a man who always needed someone to pat him and say ‘It’s all right, Jack.’ When he worked with Tony Randall it was just one of the best marriages ever.”

Garry Marshall, the producer of The Odd Couple, said he cried when informed of the actor's death. 

"He was my friend and mentor and my big brother all-in-one. We worked five years together on the odd couple then spent the next 35 years  being close friends."

Actors, producers and critics also remembered him on Twitter.  

Among those who tweeted were Whoopi Goldberg, New Girl star Max Greenfield and critic Leonard Maltin

A sampling of the reaction on Twitter: