Television icon Susan Lucci was among the many stars who shared their memories and condolences following the news.
ET spoke with Lucci at the American Heart Association's Annual Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday, and she opened up about the news of Douglas' death.
"He is Hollywood royalty and, well, deservedly so," Lucci reflected. "He was really an inspiration for many people in the industry and a good man. I wish his family all the best."
"I remember seeing Catherine Zeta-Jones, his daughter-in-law at an event with him and she was so lovely with him," Lucci added fondly.
While reminiscing on Douglas' life, Lucci also opened up about her involvement in the American Heart Association's annual event, which aims to raise awareness about the main danger to women in America -- heart disease.