Elaine Stritch performs at the Kennedy Center Honors on October 29, 1994.
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By Aleksandra Gjorgievska
July 17, 2014

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


— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 17, 2014


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