Iconic actor Richard Roundtree, famous for his role as John Shaft, has passed away at 81 due to pancreatic cancer.

Many colleagues and celebrities paid tribute to him on social media.

Gabrielle Union remembered Roundtree as a dream to work with on "Being Mary Jane."

Samuel L. Jackson expressed his deep loss and love for his co-star, referring to Roundtree as "The Best."

Tia Mowry was deeply impacted by Roundtree's wisdom, warmth, and friendship from their time working together.

Jeffery Wright called Roundtree the OG and a lovely man, acknowledging his legacy.

Loni Love praised Roundtree for putting the "sexy and cool" into being a detective during a time when few Black men led in film.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, who had admired him as a teenager, described Roundtree as a wonderful human being.

Richard Roundtree's death has left a void in Hollywood, with his colleagues and fans mourning his loss.

He is remembered for his significant contribution to the industry and his impactful legacy.