Stars react to Sam Shepard's death at 73

As news of Sam Shepard's heartbreaking passing spreads throughout Hollywood, Shepard's peers took to social media to react to the news.

Shepard died last week at the age of 73 after a battle with ALS.

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Stars like Don Cheadle, Antonio Banderas, Jason Alexander and Patton Oswalt honored the Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright with heartfelt messages on Twitter.

See how stars reacted to Sam Shepard's death:

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Stars react to Sam Shepard's death
Jeanne Moreau, Sam Shepard thank you for enlighten us at 24 frames per second. RIP https://t.co/fPi6HTLnzp
A great man of the theater has passed. Thank you, Sam Shepard. RIP.
Oh MAN. #RIPSamShepard https://t.co/5RMcUMI4az
Sam Shepard is one of the greats. These eyes saw so much, and he wrote of what he saw with fearless, timeless hone… https://t.co/QmqU5HkugG
Sam Shepard was a towering figure in American theater and film. He indeed had "the right stuff." His voice will tru… https://t.co/g2iEJw7P2m
Everyone who ever met him or worked with him even for a minute is going to share their Sam Shepard story and it's going to be fantastic.
Damn ... https://t.co/H73CU2AB0f
Literally bumped into Sam Shepard many years ago, both of us on our way to see Pillow Man on Broadway. We had a great chat/walk. #hero RIP
God no! https://t.co/dlxDMnprTF
R.I.P. Sam Shepard - cowboy poet dramatist of the American family shadow. A legend.
I had the privilege of working with Sam Shepard when I was very young. I remember a very giving a generous man. Sad… https://t.co/5jobMhudTe
Sam Shepard has long been a hero of mine. A versatile artist with an unflinching style entirely his own. A renegade renaissance man. RIP.
And now Sam Shepard https://t.co/vF85U6hNWM
#SamShepard 's Lie of the Mind changed my life. An American hero of the arts, he is irreplaceable. #RIPSamShepard
Paul just said "He left us a lot" about Sam Shepard. He's right. 🖤
Wrote my college essay about a production of Savage Love I did in my backyard. Goodbye Sam Shepard. You left your m… https://t.co/Ol8a0Lcl5b
Rest with the angels, Sam Shepard. My condolences to all that loved him. https://t.co/EmkNymyohG
Sam Shepard, Patti Smith, NYC, 1971 https://t.co/2czI5o5sTE
RIP Sam Shepard. A true hero is gone. I'll always be thankful for his reality, his honesty, his art. Condolences to… https://t.co/2YUcekTgk7
"When you hit a wall — of your own imagined limitations — just kick it in." Sam Shepard was a brilliant artist who… https://t.co/0zUAZ0mBUX
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