“Scream” Cast Reacts To Wes Craven’s Death — See Star Tributes

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Cast members from the Scream franchise are reacting on social media to the death of director Wes Craven. As Gossip Cop reported, Craven died on Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer. See celebrity tributes from Craven’s former colleagues below.

Neve Campbell, the main star of the horror series, released a statement on Monday, which read, “We lost a great deal of magic yesterday. I’m devastated to hear of Wes’s passing. My life wouldn’t be what it is without him. I will be forever grateful for his brilliant direction, his wicked sense of humor and his consummate kindness and friendship. He has entertained us all for decades and inspired so many to follow in his path. I loved Wes dearly and will miss him always. Thank you Wes!!!”

Courtney Cox, who appeared in all four Scream films, tweeted, “Today the world lost a great man, my friend and mentor, Wes Craven. My heart goes out to his family.” David Arquette, who also starred in every Scream movie, joined Twitter just to pay tribute to the late director. “Created this account to say how deeply saddened I am. Wes was a great man and I love him very much,” the actor wrote.

Rose McGowan, whose Scream character suffered one of the more memorable deaths, said, “Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I’ve known. Please say there’s a plot twist.” Jamie Kennedy, who served as the comic relief in a couple of the films, tweeted, “I wud have no career if it were not for WES CRAVEN. Thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. #nowords.” Skeet Ulrich, the killer from the first film, wrote “So sad to hear the news about Wes. An amazing man on set and off and I owe so much to his talents. He will be sorely missed by many…”

Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose character met her demise in Scream 2, wrote, “I had the great privilege of working with #WesCraven one of the kindest most gentle souls, who made great scary films.” Jerry O’Connell, who was also taken out by the ghostface killer in the second movie, said, “Wes Craven was simply the best. He was a complete GEM. They’re about to get the crap scared out of them in Heaven. #LoveYouWes.”

The killer from the third movie, Scott Foley, wrote, “We lost a legend. Thank you @wescraven for your films and your friendship.” Henry Winkler, who played the school principal in the first film, said, “@wescraven rest …knowing your imagination delighted and terrified millions with your extraordinary story telling. Love to your memory.”

Kevin Williamson, who wrote three of the four Scream movies, tweeted, “Today we lost a great one. Wes was hero and mentor. I’ve been blessed. Prayers to his family.” And Robert B. Englund, best known for playing Freddy Krueger in Craven’s other horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street, who happened to have also made a cameo in Scream, wrote, “RIP Wes Craven, my director, my friend. A brilliant, kind, gentle and very funny man. A sad day on Elm St and everywhere. I’ll miss him.”

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