Hollywood is in mourning after the sudden death of Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols.
The man behind such masterpieces like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "The Graduate," "The Birdcage" and "Closer" passed away Wednesday at the age of 83. He leaves behind wife Diane Sawyer and three children.
Nichols is credited with helping Whoopi Goldberg launch her career, after giving her her own one-woman show on Broadway.
And it's clear the news was still raw for the comedian this morning on "The View," where she became overcome with emotion as she tried to address the audience.
"This morning ..." she said, before choking up. Cohost Nicolle Wallace stepped in and finished eulogizing Nichols, as Whoopi cried into her hands.
She went on to call him her "mentor."
Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to also share their condolences. Read those below.
We lost the legendary Mike Nichols today. A pioneer of stage and film. A true visionary and a friend.