Jessica Walter has died at the age of 80. The actress was best-known for her role on the comedy series 'Arrested Development' and for her performance opposite Clint Eastwood in 'Play Misty for Me'.

It has been reported that Jessica Walter passed away in her sleep at her home in New York.

Her daughter Brooke Bowman announced the news.

In a statement, Brooke said: "It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica.

"A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off.

"While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre."

Jessica Walter won an Emmy award in 1975 as best lead actress in the series 'Amy Prentiss.'

Other TV credits include '90210', 'Trapper John, M.D.', 'The Love Boat' and 'Streets of San Francisco'. She did voice work on such series as 'Archer' and 'Dinosaurs'.

Her performance as Lucille Bluth on 'Arrested Development' was nothing short of iconic. She delivered hilarious and savage one liners as the matriarch across the show's five seasons.

Jason Bateman, Tony Hale and Will Arnett, who played her sons on the show, both took to Twitter to offer tributes to the actress.

Bateman wrote: "R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances.

"I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family."

Hale said: "She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched. Rest In Peace Mama Bluth."

Arnett said Walter will "be missed" and called her "a deeply talented person", recalling how he was "instantly blown away" when they met in 1996.

He added: "I’m fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years."

Her co-star David Cross remembered Walter in a statement as "an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent".

He added: "I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV's greatest characters."

Ron Howard, who narrated and produced the show, fellow producer John Levenstein, and Henry Winkler who had a recurring role in the series, were also among those who worked with Jessica Walter on 'Arrested Development' to pay tribute.

Here are more tributes to the late actress.