Celebrities in disbelief about her death
Elaine Stritch, the Broadway extraordinaire whose career spanned theatre, cinema and television, died Thursday at 89 in her home in Birmingham, Mich. A slew of Twitter reactions to Stritch’s death speak to her influence on the current generation of artists.
Here is what members of the communities she was a part of tweeted in her memory:
Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today’s work is for you ma’am. Crazy love.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 17, 2014
Here’s to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch. http://t.co/qCfwadMT3d I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think it was possible. Rest In Peace, Powerhouse.
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 17, 2014
I suspect Elaine Stritch won’t know how to rest-in-peace! Iconic entertainer, force of nature, my wonderful movie-mom http://t.co/6HzjbsRwyO
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 17, 2014
What a life! 89 full years. A true legend & one of my all time favorites. R.I.P. #ElaineStritch
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) July 17, 2014
RIP to the brilliant Elaine Stritch. I was honored to witness her brilliance in action many times and interview her. A life well lived.
— Erich Bergen (@erichbergen) July 17, 2014
I will always love you Elaine Stritch.
— John Gallagher, Jr. (@JohnGallagherJr) July 17, 2014
RIP Elaine Stritch. I’ll drink to you.
— Kyle Dean Massey (@kyledeanmassey) July 17, 2014
what will we do now without elaine stritch. such a dark day.
— Isaac Mizrahi (@IsaacMizrahi) July 17, 2014
I was taken round to meet Elaine Stritch at the Vic. She was ordering a large take out coffee every hour and charging the production. Star.
— Mark Ravenhill (@markravenhill) July 17, 2014
RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. Elaine Stritch, RIP.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 17, 2014