Actor Joel Grey has responded to the support after coming out as gay at the age of 82.
The father of actress Jennifer Grey, who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years, has said he now feels comfortable being known in public as a gay man.
'I don't like labels,' Grey told People magazine. 'But if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man.'
On Twitter, Grey thanked the many people who sent him messages of support.
'Grateful for all the love and support coming my way,' he said. 'What a gift.'