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Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Remember Tom Bosley

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — "Happy Days" co-stars Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Marion Ross, among others, remembered the life and times of actor Tom Bosley who passed Tuesday at the age of 83.

Henry Winkler "Tom was a family member, both on and off the sound stage. We acted together, traveled together and played charades together. He was a loving husband, a doting father and a fantastic grandfather. He will be so missed but never forgotten by the Winkler family or the world."

Ron Howard "I'm so saddened by the loss of our wonderful Tom Bosley. Remarkable on so many levels, Tom's insight, talent, strength of character and comic timing made him a vital central figure in the 'Happy Days' experience. A great father and husband, and a wonderful artist, Tom lead by example, and made us all laugh while he was doing it.

My last conversations with Tom reflected the love of life and peace of mind that he always maintained throughout his full and rewarding life. I miss him already.

Marion Ross "He was my husband for 11 years and the father of the company in many ways. He was so smart he could fix the end of a joke or a scene on the spot. We made a perfect couple. I played piccolo to his tuba."

Angela Lansbury (She played his wife in 1964's 'The World of Henry Orient' and he played the recurring role of Sheriff Amos Tupper on her 'Murder, She Wrote') "He was a wonderfully interesting actor, and very much a part of the early success of 'Murder, She Wrote.' Working with him in the early days of the show gave me tremendous confidence,"

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