Stephen Amell remembers 'Arrow' crew member Russ after demise, says 170 episodes won't have happened without him
Stephen Amell took to Twitter to pay his respects to Russ, an 'Arrow' crew member, who passed away on Sunday. Stephen took to Twitter and Instagram to share a heartfelt message. The tribute also saw fans tweet in large numbers to share their condolences for Russ.
In his tweet, Amell said, "170 episodes don’t happen without this guy. RIP Russ. I love you." The post on Instagram was quite detailed. "In 2019 when I spoke to the crew and cast of Arrow about ending the show everyone was dead silent. Then my guy Russ spoke up. He said, “Thank you, Stephen. You started this as a boy and I’ve watched you turn into a man.” I love Russ. Russ was my favorite crew member. Russ was my body double for multiple scenes. (He wasn’t... but he was always ready.) This past Sunday, surrounded by his family, Russ passed away. Rest In Peace my friend... I’m sorry I never got to tell you how much you meant to me."
Fans also expressed their condolences. "He has such a beautiful kind smile. I’ve never heard of him but I’m instinctively sad he has died," a fan wrote.
"Sorry for your loss Stephen! I’m sure he will watch you proudly as you go from strength to strength. Condolences to you and Russ’ family and friends. Thankful to Russ for all those amazing episodes, and may he Rest In Peace," another said. "Love and blessing to all of you that loved him. May he Rest In Peace," a fan tweeted. "Respect" and "RIP" were the most tweeted words by fans.
"Sorry for ur loss, Sending prayers and hugs," a fan wrote. "So sorry, Stephen. I am sure Russ knew you love him, love shows out from the heart," a fan opined. "If he is the man who made you known now then thank you to him and R.I.P he was right with you ... a great man," a fan tweet read.
"Stephen I am very sorry for your loss I know he meant a lot to you, he will be missed and remembered," a fan remarked.