Celebrities React To The Passing Of Harper Lee

Luke Norris

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

— John Green (@johngreen) February 19, 2016

— John Green (@johngreen) February 19, 2016

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

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 19, 2016

— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 19, 2016

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 19, 2016

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 19, 2016

— erin brockovich (@ErinBrockovich) February 19, 2016

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) February 19, 2016

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 19, 2016

"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."
"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."

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