"All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives," Stiller wrote

By Alex Heigl
Updated May 25, 2015 12:00 PM
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Ben Stiller‘s mother, Anne Meara, one half of the Stiller and Meara comedy team – the other half being Ben’s father Jerry – died over the weekend.

And Stiller’s wife, Christine Taylor, is standing by her husband as he copes. The pair were photographed in Rome Sunday, where they’re currently shooting Zoolander 2.

On Monday morning, Stiller Tweeted to fans who have been showing their support for the actor’s family after his mother’s death.

Several celebrities Tweeted tributes to Meara after they heard the news of her passing:

Sarah Silverman, meanwhile, called meeting Meara a “life highlight”:

Steve Martin also paid tribute to Meara, writing that “Stiller and Meara have been a wonderful presence in comedy my whole life.”

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