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Otherwise what will become of us?,' said Mike Nichols, who changed the lives of those who knew him, who loved him, who will miss him so," Hanks, who who worked with Nichols on the 2007 film, Charlie Wilson's War, said in a statement. MORE: Celebs react to the sudden death of director Mike Nichols Streep, who has a long list of Nichols' films under her belt (1983's Silkwood, 1986's Heartburn, the 1990 comedy kim kardashian beach Postcards from the Edge and http://www.nexopia.com/users/padillanwhc/blog/142-the-25-hottest-twitpics-and-instagrams-of-october-2014-celebrity-gossip-and-entertainment-news-vh1-celebrity the two-part 2003 HBO miniseries, Angels in America), said, "An inspiration and joy to know, a director who cried when he laughed, a friend without whom, well, we can't imagine our world, an indelible irreplaceable man." "Everyone who was close to Mike has suffered a loss which cannot be repaired, ever," Tom Stoppard, who joined forces with Nichols for his 1984 Broadway play The Real Thing, said. "To have been his friend was a blessing. To have worked with him was both a privilege and the best of times. He was my hero." WATCH: Diane Sawyer signs off fromWorld Newsafter 5 years Additionally, The Recording Academy released the following statement regarding the tragic news: "Grammy winner Mike Nichols was one of the world's most celebrated directors who achieved great success in both film and theater. In addition to being a Grammy Award winner, Nichols also received multiple Emmy, Oscar and Tony Awards, making him one of the most decorated figures in the entertainment industry.