Celebrities are reacting to the death of Robert Vaughn. See stars’ reaction tweets and tributes below.
Vaughn died on Friday at age 83. He would have turned 84 later this month. Tragically, the Oscar nominee succumbed to leukemia less than two weeks before his birthday.
Best known for starring in “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” the actor had a decades-long career across television, movies, and theater. The star received an Academy Award nomination in 1960 for his supporting role in The Young Philadelphians. He was also known for roles in projects as varied as The Magnificent Seven, BASEketball, Pootie Tang, “Hustle” and “Coronation Street.”
Now many famous fans are mourning his passing. Patton Oswalt tweeted, “#RIPRobertVaughn. The last of the Magnificent Seven, dead. YOUR SYMBOLISM IS LIKE A SLEDGEHAMMER, 2016.” Michael McKean similarly wrote, “The last of the original Magnificent Seven is gone. RIP Robert Vaughn.”
“Oh no. Robert Vaughn, such a fine actor, one of the best Columbo villains (no higher praise than that) & an utterly charming man, has died,” posted Stephen Fry. Edgar Wright expressed, “RIP Napoleon Solo! The great Robert Vaughn was the coolest guy on TV when I was a kid. Superb in Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven & many more.” And Roger Moore said, “Sorry to hear the news about Robert Vaughn.”
Bruce Campbell tweeted, “Cool. Classy. Smooth. Safe travels.” Lou Diamond Phillips also posted, “RIP Robert Vaughn. An urbane and polished actor who graced a number of my childhood favorites. Thank you for the inspiration to class, sir.”
Vaughn is survived by his wife, actress Linda Staab, and their two children. Gossip Cop’s sympathies are with the family at this difficult time.
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