Iconic horror film director Wes Craven died Sunday at the age of 76.
He had been battling brain cancer, according to a statement from his family.
As expected, actors from his films like "Scream" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" paid homage to the man who came up with some of the most creative and terrifying movie experiences of all time.
"Wes Craven was one of the finest men I have ever met in my life," David Arquette, who starred in 1996's "Scream," said.
He continued, "An inspirational director, and a professor dedicated to passing on his knowledge to future generations. He was also an avid bird watcher, which just shows you considering his work, the depths of his sensitivity and range as a human being. I will miss him dearly and I will cherish all the wisdom he shared with me. I send my thoughts, love and prayers to his family."
Arquette's co-star and ex-wife from "Scream," Courteney Cox, added on Twitter, "Today the world lost a great man, my friend and mentor, Wes Craven. My heart goes out to his family."
Here's what other's had to say:
I've always had the deepest respect for @WesCraven and his ability to take his fans on a thrilling ride. Warmest regards to his loved ones.— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) August 31, 2015
RIP Wes Craven. You were one of a kind. Thanks for all the years of scares and fun.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 31, 2015
A true loss for all fans of horror--and fun. Goodbye to a fellow Ohioan. R.I.P. Wes Craven.— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) August 31, 2015
Hollywood's lost a rare species in Wes Craven. The true Gentleman.— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) August 31, 2015
RIP Wes Craven, my director, my friend. A brilliant, kind, gentle and very funny man. A sad day on Elm St and everywhere. I'll miss him.— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) August 31, 2015
I wrote this about the late, great Wes Craven: http://t.co/PiU3YgC7Ui— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 31, 2015