Ryan Reynolds has led the tributes to entertainment reporter Sam Rubin following his sudden death.

Sam, 64 - who was a renowned entertainment anchor on KTLA-TV’s morning show - died following a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on Friday (10.05.24) and stars rushed to pay tribute.

Ryan shared on X: "Even if I was on my 85th interview that day, I was always happy to see Sam. Even if HE was on his 85th interview that day, he always brought genuine kindness, curiosity and an outside the box question."

Viola Davis wrote on Instagram: "Your professionalism was unmatched by your kindness and humanity. I will miss your presence on The Red Carpet. God bless your loved ones. Godspeed.”

Ben Stiller wrote: "So sad and sorry to hear of Sam Rubin’s passing. Consummate pro. I did my first interview with him in something like ‘93, and countless times over the years.

"He loved actors and movies. He made everyone feel comfortable and it was always fun and easy. He was an institution. We have lost him way too soon. Sending love to his family."

Jerry O'Connell added: "Sam Rubin was a LEGEND. Rest in Peace KING."

Jamie Lee Curtis posted on Instagram: "There was no one more enthusiastic about his job than Sam Rubin. I've known Sam for most of my career, and he had a light in his eyes every early morning as he started his daily work. This picture of us was taken at the Oscar luncheon and out of all of the people that I've known throughout my career, he was one of the happiest for my, success. He is a great example to us all and a reminder to suit up and show up with a smile and love in your heart. Whatever it is we do. Rest in peace, Sam @samontv."

KTLA 5 shared on X: "KTLA 5 is profoundly saddened to report the death of Sam Rubin. Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades.

"His laugh, charm and caring personality touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished the most. Our thoughts are with Sam’s family during this difficult time."

And, the Critics Choice Association said: "Sam's generous spirit, unfailing good humor and deep knowledge of 'Hollywood' made him a legend in the entertainment business and a trusted friend to millions of viewers - and to hundreds of stars who relaxed in easy conversation with him on his set at KTLA and on countless Red Carpets."