'Butch Cassidy' And 'Princess Bride' Screenwriter William Goldman Has Died

Celebrities have paid tribute to legendary screenwriter William Goldman, who passed away in New York on Friday.

Goldman's impressive resume included writing and adapting screenplays for films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery, The Princess Bride, and All the President's Men. 

The Chicago-born writer -- who was 87 -- won two Academy Awards for his work and is being remembered as "one of the most successful screenwriters ever".

Celebrities including Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow, Stephen King, Ron Howard and Lin-Manuel Miranda have paid their respects to Goldman on Twitter.

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Goldman died in his Manhattan home on Friday from complications from colon cancer and pneumonia, his daughter Jenny Goldman told The Washington Post. 

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