Tom Hanks is remembering his late Big costar Robert Loggia, who died Friday at the age of 85.
Loggia played the kindly toy company owner in the 1988 film, and famously tickled the giant-sized, light-up ivories with Hanks in Big’s iconic keyboard scene.
“Farewell, Robert Loggia. A great actor in heart and soul,” Hanks wrote Friday on Twitter. “A sad day.”
Elizabeth Perkins, who starred alongside Hanks and Loggia in the film, also paid tribute, as did other celebrities like Seth MacFarlane, Kevin Spacey, and Roland Emmerich. See their messages below.
Farewell, Robert Loggia. A great actor in heart and soul … A sad day. Hanx
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) December 5, 2015
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) December 5, 2015
R, as in “Robert Loggia.” I, as in “It’s Robert Loggia.” P, as in “Pardon me, are you Robert Loggia?” RIP to the great Robert Loggia.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 5, 2015
Sad to hear Robert Loggia passed. Rarely does someone love this craft as much as he did to give us 6 decades of work #shrink K
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) December 5, 2015
RIP Robert loggia sad to hear
— John Cusack (@johncusack) December 5, 2015
RIP Robert Loggia. It was an honor to direct him when I was a kid.
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) December 5, 2015
Lost one of my dearest friends today. Robert Loggia. A great actor and an even greater guy. pic.twitter.com/4P96lQwAer
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 5, 2015
The great Robert Loggia has passed. My heart feels heavy with sadness but also gratitude that I was fortunate enough to know him.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) December 4, 2015
RIP Robert Loggia, thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.
— Patty Duke (@pattyduke_id) December 5, 2015
What a lovely man. Best acting partner and a sweet friend. My whole family will miss him. He will be missed. https://t.co/0tI9pBVF32
— Melissa Gilbert (@GilbertforMI) December 5, 2015
I was so deeply saddened to learn that Robert Loggia has passed. We used to golf together often at our club. A true gentleman. May he #RIP.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 5, 2015
RIP Loggia - such a great. https://t.co/fctH6yrcqO
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) December 4, 2015