Comedian Jim Carrey paid his tribute to his close friend and legendary director, Joel Schumacher, by sending a condolence message on his verified Twitter account.
Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80 after battling with cancer. His publicist made a statement and said that he ‘passed away quietly’ and will be ‘fondly remembered by his friends and collaborators.’
Schumacher, who started his career as a costume designer but decided to become a director after writing his first script in 1976, made his debut with ‘The Incredible Shrinking Woman’ movie, which was released in 1981. The filmmaker also produced films such as Batman Forever, St Elmo’s Fire, and the Lost Boys.
After hearing his tragic death, Jim Carrey took to Twitter to show his respect for the legendary director. He described him as a wonderful creator, saying that he lived a heroic life. Finally, he said he is grateful to have had him as a friend.
Here’s what Jim Carrey penned:
“Joel Schumacher has passed away. He saw deeper things in me than most and he lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend.”
A Twitter follower penned:
“He was an extraordinary visionary filmmaker. Joel Schumacher’s legacy would still be remembered by his fellow partners who helped him establish the career of becoming a filmmaker. I respect his collaboration with you in both Batman Forever & The Number 23. It’s been a true honor.”
Another fan commented:
“Oh no…That’s very sad Jim… I know he was a great friend to you and a great director…May he RIP.”
Check out the Instagram photo below.
Joel Schumacher has passed away. He saw deeper things in me than most and he lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life. I am grateful to have had him as a friend. pic.twitter.com/7kOeJ96rL8
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 22, 2020