Goodnight to a gentleman of classic movies

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So many of us fell in love with classic film because of this man! We will miss the sound of his voice...

The longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, suave and dulcet-toned Robert Osborne, has passed away at the age of 84. ? He was perhaps the film world's best ambassador and biggest champion.

Tonight on Twitter his fellow classic film buffs are talking classic movies and remembering Robert....on the #TCMParty tag.

Producer Will McKinley says Robert Osborne did more to promote appreciation of classic film than any other.

Great films are ageless and never grow old, he once said, and we wanted to experience classic cinema through his eyes. He knew everyone and everything! He was an old Hollywood hand, having been a contract actor and then a film critic and entertainment reporter. Osborne introduced countless pieces of cinematic history to new audiences since Ted Turner started the TCM network in 1994.

Anyone who spent an evening with Osborne and a classic movie -- or many evenings, let's be honest -- knows how deep the connection goes.

129At times it was like you were waiting through the FILM just to hear what he had to say. He made TCM what it is

Image: This is the Austin Texas way of saying goodbye!!!! Shared by @garinshouse on Twitter.

We hear TCM will broadcast a 48 hour tribute for Robert Osborne on the weekend of March 18 and 19.

You can also plan your own watching party tribute...here are some suggestions of must-see classics from other Osborne fans.

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