On Thursday, actor James Caan passed away.

“The Godfather” actor was 82 years old.

Many celebrities took to social media to mourn his passing.

Adam Sandler posted a particularly touching tribute.

Adam said he “loved him very much” and “always wanted to be like him.”

“So happy I got to know him,” he added.

He said he “never ever stopped laughing when I was around that man.”

Adam called James the “best of the best” and said “We all will miss him terribly.”

He concluded, “Thinking of his family and sending my love.”