Couric, Pascal reflect on life of veteran producer

“She was a trail-blazer. She was a woman’s woman. I’d known her for 18 years, and the last time I saw her she was as vibrant and as warm as ever. That’s the memory I hold.”

Nicole Kidman

“Once you’ve gotten to know her, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a life without Laura. She lived a profound life, told so many great stories both on screen and around the table. She was a romantic and a crusader. A role model and a friend.”

Marc Webb, director of “The Amazing Spider-Man”

“She was an inspiring warrior who fought every battle, whether it was business or personal, with her trademark brains, guts, and class. We are heartbroken and miss her terribly already — as a producer, as an advocate for cancer research, but most importantly, as an irreplaceable friend.”

Amy Pascal

“Laura was one of the most courageous people I’ve ever known. Her fearlessness in the face of this relentless killer inspires everyone on the SU2C team to redouble our efforts to make cancer history.”

Stand Up 2 Cancer co-founder Katie Couric

“I learned so much from her about how a good leader needs to inspire those around them. I remember how even in the darkest of those creative and financial moments that we would have on the Spider-Man movies, Laura would encourage me and give me hope. Never afraid to speak the truth, no matter that it ruffled some feathers, as long as it made the picture better. She was sensitive but was also the strongest producer I’ve ever known.”

Sam Raimi

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