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:
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
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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