The 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... bit.ly/Mo68xd
— 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... fb.me/13b2SyTJO
— 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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