"Garry of course was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one's lifetime," Gere said. "Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman -- a steady helmsman on a ship that could have easily capsized -- he was a super fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infectious good spirits to everything and everyone he crossed paths with."
"Everyone loved Garry," the Golden Globe winner continued. "He was a mentor and a cheerleader and one of the funniest men who ever lived. He had a heart of the purest gold and a soul full of mischief. He was Garry."