Celebrities React To The Passing Of Harper Lee

Harper Lee, the author of one of the most beloved novels of all time, To Kill A Mockingbird, has passed away at the age of 89. Harper Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Since the news of Harper Lee’s passing broke this morning, Twitter has exploded with words of sorrow but also thankfulness regarding the iconic author.

John Green, the author of The Fault In Our Stars

Stephen King

Let’s celebrate the life of Harper Lee, who wrote an American classic and helped her friend Truman Capote write another.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 19, 2016

Katie Couric

Oprah Winfrey

Reese Witherspoon

Erin Brockovich

Sophia Bush

Josh Gad

Variety has also published statements from some of the actors from the film version of To Kill A Mockingbird, including one from Robert Duvall, who made his big-screen debut in the film as Boo Radley.

“Harper Lee was a fine person and a wonderful writer. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was a masterpiece. I was privileged to be in the film version adapted to the screen by her good friend Horton Foote. I only hope that the film did justice to the book. She will be fondly remembered by many.”

Mary Badham, who famously played the role of Scout and at the time was the youngest ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, also released a statement on Friday.

“I think that we have all benefited from her work and her fight for social justice. I’m very sad at her loss. She will be very fondly remembered.”

She will indeed be fondly remembered and the love and respect for Harper Lee is sure to keep coming.

[Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

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