Nora Ephron Dies: Famous Friends and Fans React

ALTThe news of Nora Ephron‘s illness and passing–she of the iconic filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, do-it-aller disposition–has been a hard one to handle. It all happened so fast. Ephron was a hero for many people in and out of the industry–bringing her hilarious, human stories with relatable dialogue to life and audiences all over the world. Celebrities–hearing the details in real time with the rest of us–were shocked and saddened by the news, and reacted accordingly via Twitter. We’ve collected some of the reactions to the sad news, and the loss of leader in the entertainment industry whose presence will be surely missed:

Salman Rushdie, Novelist

My thoughts are with Nora Ephron tonight.

— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) June 26, 2012

Julie Klausner, Comedian

Say a prayer for Nora Ephron. Say two.

— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) June 26, 2012

Michelle Branch, Musician

R.I.P. Nora Ephron :*( I was always hoping I’d get a chance to meet her. Loved her writing.

— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) June 27, 2012

Adam McKay, Director/Screenwriter/Actor

Prayers for Nora Ephron. Love that lady.

— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) June 26, 2012

Melissa Joan Hart, Actress

Sending lots of prayers for healing to Nora Ephron!!

— Melissa Joan Hart (@MellyJHart) June 26, 2012

Mia Farrow, Actress

Thoughts with Nora Ephron

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 26, 2012

Michelle Collins, Comedian

Pretty sure we need to get #babyfishmouth trending in honor of the brilliant Nora Ephron.

— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) June 26, 2012

Nia Vardalos, Actress & Screenwriter

Will do, and me too. RT @GhostPanther Prayers for Nora Ephron. Love that lady.

— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) June 26, 2012

Nina Garcia, Project Runway Judge

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”RIP Nora Ephron

— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) June 27, 2012

Cheyenne Jackson, Actor

RIP Nora Ephron.So sad.She brought such humor and empowerment to so many.

— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) June 27, 2012

Andy Cohen, Host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live

What a body of work Nora Ephron leaves us all. Gone too soon she had more to say….

— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) June 27, 2012

Debra Messing, Actor

Nora Ephron—what a loss.A magnificent Spirit, and Voice.She changed Romantic Comedy forever.My prayers to her family and friends…

— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 27, 2012

Albert Brooks, Actor

R.I.P Nora Ephron. A witty, charming, lovely person.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) June 27, 2012

Kerry Washington, Actress

My heart aches. Nora Ephron. What a tremendous loss. RIP.

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) June 27, 2012

Russell Simmons, Music Mogul

RIP Nora Ephron…

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) June 27, 2012

Colin Hanks, Actor

Nora Ephron was devastatingly funny, extremely witty, and was ALWAYS one of the kindest people I have ever met.

— Colin Hanks (@Colin_Hanks) June 27, 2012

Anee Rice, Author

A much beloved American author has died.This was Nora Ephron.I am so sorry to hear this.The news is just…

— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) June 27, 2012

Beth Behrs, Actress

so incredibly sad to hear about Nora Ephron. she wrote/directed some of my most favorite romantic comedies :(.

— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) June 27, 2012

Kaley Cuoco, Actress

RIP Nora EphronLoved her workLoved her directionLoved her writingBlessings and thoughts to her family

— Kaley Cuoco (@KaleyCuoco) June 27, 2012

Kirstie Alley, Actress

“you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.”? Nora EphronOh Jeez… you will be missed..RIP XO

— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) June 27, 2012

Our thoughts are with Ephron’s family at this time.

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