James Lipton is being remembered by some of the very stars he interviewed. After news broke on Monday that the iconic Inside the Actors Studio host had died at the age of 93 following a battle with bladder cancer, stars quickly took to social media to honor the late legend.
"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," Kedakai Turner, Lipton's wife, told multiple news outlets after his death.
Bravo host Andy Cohen was one of the first stars to publicly acknowledge Lipton's passing on social media, tweeting, "#JamesLipton was a warm, meticulous man with a great appreciation of the arts and wicked sense of humor. He was the face of Bravo who delivered us one-of-a-kind interviews with a breadth of superstars. He was always so kind to me when he found out how much I love Diana Ross, he insisted on taking me to see her in concert. He really cared about what he did. If you got booked on his show, it meant you’d made it, and had the talent to back it up. What a good guy. James Lipton will be missed."
2. when he found out how much I love Diana Ross, he insisted on taking me to see her in concert. He really cared about what he did. If you got booked on his show, it meant you’d made it, and had the talent to back it up. What a good guy. James Lipton will be missed.
When I couldn’t afford acting classes, I would watch his show non-stop to learn and feel like I was a part of a community. Thank you so much James Lipton, Interviewer Who Let Stars Shine, Dies at 93 https://t.co/GkNTK1lbnQ
Very sad to hear of the passing of my friend and great guy James Lipton. We got to know each other on the set of the Apprentice in 2012 and from then on he was kind enough to make bringing my kids and me with his family to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular an annual tradition. pic.twitter.com/uaEsu2piUu
I dreamed of being interviewed one day by James Lipton. He is an absolute legend and was a master of his craft. I will always be inspired by his professionalism, focus on his guests, and deep knowledge.
RIP James Lipton, 93, host of "Inside The Actors Studio." Interviewed all the greats, and did so with such skill , intelligence & charm. An absolute master of his craft, always so well prepared. His favourite actor? Charlie Chaplin. Why? 'He was the best, a genius.' pic.twitter.com/hSfcsrz4QD