After news broke that character actor, George Gaynes, died on Monday at age 98, Soleil Moon Frye sent out heartfelt messages in remembrance of her Punky Brewster co-star.
Gaynes played the grumpy foster parent, Henry Warnimont, who takes in Punky Brewster (Moon Frye) after she and her dog, Brandon, are abandoned by her mother in a supermarket. The showed aired from 1984 to 1988.
The 39-year-old actress also shared a sweet photo on Instagram of her and Gaynes during their time on Punky Brewster. "When I reflect on some of the most joyous moments in my life, they were shared with this incredible man," she wrote. "Love to your family."
He was also well-respected for his storied career as a Broadway performer, starring in numerous musical comedies. Additionally, he performed as an operatic baritone singer.
Gaynes died at his daughter's home in North Bend, Washington, according to The New York Times. He is survived by his wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, and his daughter, Iya Gaynes Falcone Brown, as well as one granddaughter and two great granddaughters.