Elaine Stritch Dies at 89: Celebrities React, Pay Tribute on Twitter

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Elaine Stritch Celebrity Tweets After Death July 17, 2014

By Michael Lewittes

Elaine Stritch Celebrity Tweets After Death July 17, 2014

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Stars are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Elaine Stritch, who died on Thursday at age 89. After the news of her death spread on social media, the Broadway icon’s name became a trending topic on Twitter. Many celebrities are paying tribute to the beloved, award-winning actress. Check out the tweets below, and come back for updates.

“Here’s to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you,” wrote Lena Dunham. Anna Kendrick added, “Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today’s work is for you ma’am. Crazy love.” Andy Cohen tweeted, “RIP the great Elaine Stritch. Seeing her onstage was so special and memorable.” And Jesse Tyler Ferguson opined, “What a life! 89 full years. A true legend & one of my all time favorites. R.I.P. #ElaineStritch.”

“RIP Elaine Stritch. You were one of my biggest inspirations growing up. #ladieswholunch,” noted Beth Behrs. Meanwhile, Christina Applegate wrote, “Ahhh the Ladies who Lunch! Elaine Stritch shall be missed.” Josh Groan recalled, “I was lucky enough to see Elaine Stritch’s one woman show and meet her. One of a kind and just the wittiest. So sad to hear of her passing.” And Mia Farrow stated, “I suspect Elaine Stritch won’t know how to rest-in-peace! Iconic entertainer, force of nature, my wonderful movie-mom.”

#ElaineStritch was one of the most dynamic forces of nature I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing on stage. R.I.P. #Legend,” recalled James Van Der Beek. Casey Wilson quote Stritch before adding a personal note: “‘Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here.’ Nothing but love for Elaine Stritch.” Brad Goreski shared, “RIP Elaine Stritch. She was a true delight to watch perform.”

“Oh, no. Elaine Stritch. A legend. Seeing her 1 woman show changed my life. Meeting her on 3rd rock was 1 of the highlights of whole show,” tweeted Kristen Johnston. Chris Colfer expressed, “Thanks for all the laughs and inspiration @ElaineStritch! I’ll miss you!” And Larry King wrote, “Sorry to learn of the passing of Elaine Stritch at age 89. What a great actress and what a funny, funny lady. #Broadwaylegend.”

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