Toni Morrison dies at 88: Barack Obama, Kerry Washington and more stars react

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Stars are mourning Toni Morrison's death with touching social media tributes.

Following news that the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winner had died in New York City on Monday, August 5, after a brief fight with an illness at the age of 88, the likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Bette Midler, Common and Kerry Washington took to Twitter to honor the impactful writer.

Politicians also shared their thoughts: Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris and more also shared heartfelt tributes for Morrison.

See how stars reacted to Toni Morrison's death on social media: