Gavin MacLeod remembered: Ed Asner, Marie Osmond, more celebs honor the late 'Love Boat' star

Following the news that actor Gavin MacLeod — who’s perhaps best known for his roles on “The Love Boat” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — had passed away at 90 on May 29, famous friends and former co-stars took to social media to mourned and honor the star. See what some of them had to say, starting with Gavin’s old “Mary Tyler Moore” colleague Ed Asner… “My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comic conspirator. I will see you in a bit Gavin. Tell the gang I will see them in a bit. Betty! It’s just you and me now,” Ed wrote on Twitter alongside photos of himself and Gavin back in the day, referencing his only other surviving “MTMS” co-star, Betty White.

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“It seems like I just wished you a happy 90th birthday #GavinMacLeod, and now you have set sail on to a new adventure. So many fun memories through the years!!! Love you with all my heart, thank you for the light you brought to others #CaptainStubing #LoveBoat ” –Marie Osmond

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“Gavin MacLeod will always be a member of our family and the best neighbor anyone could ever have. Our hearts are aching, we will miss him terribly and love him forever. Godspeed, dear friend.” –Nancy Sinatra

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“Rest In Peace my dear friend Gavin Macleod Thank you for all the special and beautiful heart filled conversations about life. I will always treasure the time I was lucky enough to spend with you. Love you #GavinMacleod ” –Maureen McCormick (second from left, on a 1982 episode of “The Love Boat”

“As a 70’s/80’s kid, I spent many a Saturday night with my Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister watching LOVE BOAT. So I was unexpectedly sad to see Gavin MacLeod has cruised on to that Puerto Vallarta in the sky! Thanks for the many memories, Captain Stubing – here and at WJM-TV! #RIP” –filmmaker Kevin Smith

“So sorry, Ed. RIP Gavin MacLeod.” –”Laverne & Shirley” star Michael McKean, in response to Ed Asner’s heartbreaking tweet about his late co-star

“My condolences, everyone loved Gavin MacLeod.” –Alex Winter, in response to Ed Asner’s heartbreaking tweet about his late co-star

“Ahoy!!!! Rest in sweet peace Captain. You will be missed. I have amazing memories of you. #GavinMacleod #RIPCaptainStubing” –Joely Fisher

“Gavin was such a delight to work with when I did The Love Boat. Almost everyone was seasick, but he was always gracious, funny, and welcoming. A lovely man who will be missed by millions. #RIPGavinMacLeod #RIPGavin” –Morgan Fairchild

“So sorry to hear about Gavin MacLeod’s passing. He was a great guy. I worked with him multiple times, and enjoyed it immensely. God bless, Gavin.” –”Happy Days” star Don Most, who worked with Gavin on episodes of “The Love Boat” and “Murder, She Wrote”

“Love Buckets, today we mourn the Loss of our beloved Love Boat Captain, Gavin Macleod! Oh Captain our Captain we salute you! Sail to the heavens! RIPGavinMacleod” –Judy Tenuta

“Did two ‘Love Boats’ [with him]. A truly gentle soul.” –Heather Thomas

“RIP Captain Stubing #GavinMacleod #TheLoveBoat #childhoodtvmemories #thankyou” –Nicole Ari Parker

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