Fans react to Zayn's departure from One Direction

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i'm done #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik http://t.co/McOKPxWeF6
It hurts so much to write, to breathe, to live #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik
Wait Zayn left the band....excuse me while I kill myself in sociology
This is really hard for all of us but things change doors close and new ones open. Zayn left, that's upsetting but take care of yourselves.
GUYS WE WILL NEVER HEAR THE ICONIC HIGH NOTES FROM ZAYN MALIK LIVE AGAIN THAT IS SO SAD
Zayn is such a big piece of the puzzle... I think I'm going to cry and sit in my room for a few weeks
ZAYN LEFT ONE DIRECTION IM GOING TO KILL MYSELF
Zayn broke Twitter and my heart
I'm really going to kill myself I swear 💉🔪💊🔪💉💉✂️ bye world. Thanks Zayn @zaynmalik
We should've seen this coming though, all that hate and calling zayn a cheater caused this.....WE caused this. I love you always ,Zayn.-Ash
I'm seriously in tears right now. One direction is the first band I fell in love with. I love zayn and always will support him. I'm so sad 😞
guys im in the school bathroom crying my eyes out pls tell me zayn isnt really leaving.. please - m
ZAYN HAS OFFICIALLY LEFT ONE DIRECTION MY HEART SHATTERED INTO PIECES
ZAYN LEAVING THE BAND LITERALLY RIPPED A PART OF MY SOUL AWAY OF ME
Zayn left 1D my life is over 😭😩😩😫😫
I have a hole in my heart I won't survive without zayn
rt to sign the petition for the other four members of one direction to leave one direction, and make a new band with zayn
KNOWING THAT ZAYN WILL NEVER BE ON STAGE WITH THE BOYS EVER AGAIN AND HIS HIGH NOTE WILL NEVER BE HEARD WITH THE BAND AGAIN IS MAKING ME CRY
THE WORLD IS SPINNING THIS ISN'T HAPPENING PLEASE TELL ME ZAYN MALIK ISN'T LEAVING
ZAYN LEFT. HE ACTUALLY LEFT. THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE. I CANT BELIEVE HE'D RATHER LEAVE.
Zayn left. I'm going to kill myself. -addy
woke up to hear that zayn left one direction and now i want to kill myself so thats pretty much my wednesday morning for you
First I get sick and now zayn left. Do I kill myself now or...?
ZAYN HAS LEFT KILL MYSELF
Im gonna kill myself cause i'll lost without zayn i love you forever Malik @zaynmalik
How am I supposed to live WITHOUT ZAYN HE WAS MY SUNSHINE IM NOT STABLE ANYMOE IM GOING TO KILL MYSELF
Kinda want to kill myself.... @_jesss69 Zayn literally can't leave..
The year is 2018. Zayn Malik has finally been convicted for the assisted suicide of every 13 year old girl in the world on the 25/03/15
THERE IS NO ONE DIRECTION WITHOUT ZAYN. OKAY ? NO ONE DIRECTION. I WANT TO JUST SUICIDE.
i always wanted solo zayn but not like this
I just heard the news. My heart is shattered would be an understatement. #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik
To all the 1D fans out there: U WILL BE OK! I PROMISE. THIS IS JUST A BUMP IN THE ROAD U CAN DO IT #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik
#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik Thanks for making me happy, feeling loved,and beautiful . Thank you for everything @zaynmalik
How could I ever forget you, you are my whole life #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik
THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING TIME I'll NEVER FORGET YOU #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik #ZaynWillAlwaysBeAPartOf1D
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By CHELSEA HUANG

One Direction caused quite the stir -- er, explosion -- Wednesday afternoon when they announced that Zayn Malik had left the band after five years to pursue a "normal" 22-year-old life.

Fans of the popular boy band orchestrated by Simon Cowell on "The X Factor" in 2010 immediately took to social media to speak out about the injustice, share their extreme range of emotions and seek companionship to help ease the pain.

The tweets, featured in the slideshow above, range from outrageously funny to just plain sad.

A somewhat macabre hashtag #AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik even began to trend, highlighting the supreme loss they felt.
Some even went as far as to threaten suicide.
With a penchant for the dramatic, directioners, as the superfans are known, are no strangers to blowing up the Twittersphere. Before Wednesday's outburst they had expressed concerns about Zayn's wellbeing -- as well as Harry, Niall, Louis and Liam -- in a similarly outrageous manner. If only the producers had listened ...

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Zayn Malik attends The Asian Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on April 17, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Zayn Malik of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Adams and One Direction members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan on December 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan of musical guest One Direction perform on December 20, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0186 -- Pictured: (l-r) One Direction members Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on December 23, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne of One Direction attend the '40 Principales' awards 2014 ceremony on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11 Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles of One Direction attends the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singers Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of the group One Direction poses in the 2014 American Music Awards - Press Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction perform during the '40 Principales Awards' 2014 Gala at the Palacio de los Deportes on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne of One Direction receive their awards at '40 Principales Awards 2014' at Palacio de los Deportes on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik of One Direction receive an 40 Pricipales Award during attend the '40 Principales' awards 2014 ceremony on December 12, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Amy Adams' Episode 1672 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Adams and One Direction members Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan on December 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles of One Direction, Liam Payne, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1649 -- Pictured: (l-r) Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan of One Direction -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Harry Styles component from the British band One Direction receives the prize to best music video during the ceremony of the '40 Principales Awards 2014' at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, December 12, 2014. (AP Photo / Abraham Caro Marin)
Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, components from the British band One Direction during the ceremony of the '40 Principales Awards 2014' at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, December 12, 2014. (AP Photo / Abraham Caro Marin)
Boy band One Direction, from left to right, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Harry Styles arrive for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in Sydney, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Niall Horan, from left, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, of One Direction, pose in the press room with the awards for artist of the year, favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” and pop/rock band, duo or group at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Niall Horan, from left, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, of the musical group One Direction, pose in the press room with the awards for artist of the year, favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” and pop/rock band, duo or group at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Harry Styles, from left, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of the musical group One Direction accept the award for pop/rock band, duo or group on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction appear on NBC's Today Show to release their new album 'Four' at Universal City Walk At Universal Orlando on November 17, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge shakes hands with Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction at the Royal Variety Performance, in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre in London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, pool)
One Direction's Harry Styles arrives with bandmates to the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)
From left, One direction band members Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan accept the Global Success award onstage at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
British band One Direction, from left, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson arrive at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
One Direction members, from left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
FILE - This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan on ABC's "Good Morning America"in New York. A representative for One Direction says the band’s lawyers are dealing with a video showing two band members smoking what the singers referred to as an “illegal substance.” British tabloid The Daily Mail posted a five-minute clip Tuesday, May 27, 2014, of Zayn Malik smoking and speaking with Louis Tomlinson, who is filming. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, pose for photos during an event for their film "One Direction: This Is US," in Makuhari, near Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: (SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik of One Direction attend the BBC Music Awards at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan of One Direction appear on NBC's Today Show to release their new album 'Four' at Universal City Walk At Universal Orlando on November 17, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
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