Actor Rance Howard attends the screening of "Nebraska" during AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 11, 2013, in Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI

The American actor Harold Rance Beckenholdt famously known as Rance Howard died Saturday at the age of 89. His son director Ron Howard took to Twitter to announce his father’s demise. Howard’s career spanned over 60 years during which he worked in film and television.

Howard was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Duncan, Oklahoma, and has more than 275 acting credits to his name. Howard also served the United States Air Force for three years. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

As the actor’s son announced the death of his father on Twitter, actors, writers, directors and other users of the social media platform responded to the news and offered their condolences. Many of them, who had worked with Howard, shared their experiences with him.

Ron Howard tweeted the news of his father's death on behalf of his brother, actor Clint Howard, and himself. He talked of his father’s “ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity” and wrote “his passion for acting changed the course of our family history.”

Actor, producer and musician, Russell Crowe, who had worked with the Howard in films “A Beautiful Mind” and “Cinderella Man” tweeted his condolences.

Actor Josh Gad remembered how welcoming Howard was when he stepped into Hollywood. He expressed his grief on Twitter and wrote, “When I first arrived in LA, he opened his home to me and made me feel like family.”

The “Stand By Me” actor Corey Feldman who directed Howard in his movie “Busted” cherished the memory of the actor and said he had the pleasure of directing the legend once.

Julie McNally Cahill, a producer, writer, and animator, who co-created the Cartoon Network series “My Gym Partner’s Monkey” with her husband Tim Cahill, remembered Howard for his cowboy hat and energetic walks.

Film director, producer, editor and actor, Joseph James Dante Jr., popularly known as Joe Dante, edited Ron’s first feature film “Grand Theft Auto” in 1977. This was written by the father-son duo – Rance Howard and Ron Howard.

The “Man On Moon” writer and producer Larry Karaszewski, remembered Rance Howard as the Old Man McCoy in the movie “Ed Wood.” Karaszewski called him “one of the true gentlemen in this business.”

“Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski also condoled the actor’s death and remembered him as “charming, professional, funny, smart” every time he appeared on the television.

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin remembered the legendary actor and expressed his grief on social media.

William Earl Brown, an American actor, writer, producer and musician, best known for his role as Dan Dority on the HBO series “Deadwood” remembered Howard and wrote “Rance showed me, by example, how to have a Life in show business.”