Moviemaker Ron Howard has paid tribute to his TV dad Tom Bosley, calling the Happy Days star "a wonderful artist".
The director, who played Bosley's Happy Days son Richie Cunningham, has joined a list of the beloved actor's former colleagues and castmates in paying tribute to the TV patriarch.
A statement from the mourning filmmaker reads, "Tom's insight, talent, strength of character and comic timing made him a vital central figure in the Happy Days experience. A great father and husband, and a wonderful artist, Tom led by example, and made us all laugh while he was doing it.
"My last conversations with Tom reflected the love of life and peace of mind that he always maintained throughout his full and rewarding life."
Bosley died on Tuesday (18Oct10). He was 83.