Molly Ringwald Pays Tribute to 'Pretty in Pink' Dad Harry Dean Stanton: 'I Will Miss Him'

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Molly Ringwald is mourning the death of Harry Dean Stanton

In a statement to ET on Saturday, the 49-year-old actress remembered Stanton, who starred as her dad in 1986's Pretty in Pink. 

"Having the chance to work with Harry Dean has been a highlight of my career. In everything he touched, Harry radiated soulfulness and complete authenticity," Ringwald said. "I will miss him."

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Jon Cryer, who played Duckie in Pretty in Pink, honored Stanton with a touching statement on Friday. 

"One of the most lovely, surreal moments I've ever had in Hollywood was the night I went to a party that had a country band sort of twanging away in the corner. At one point this ghostly, gorgeous voice cut through the din. I turned to see Harry Dean Stanton on the tiny stage playing with the band," the actor said in a statement to ET. "I'd come to know Harry as an incomparable character actor with a grizzled seen-it-all demeanor. But I was unprepared for his beautiful, affecting singing voice. It was the very definition of soulful. And I suppose I'll feel a little better knowing that soul has found peace. Rest In Peace Harry.”

Stanton died on Friday afternoon from natural causes. He was 91. See more in the video below.