By Julia Zorthian
March 31, 2016

Many were shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Zaha Hadid, one of the world’s foremost architects, on Thursday.

When news broke that the Iraqi-British architect passed away at age 65 following a heart attack Thursday morning, scores of fans and friends took to Twitter to pay tribute and mourn her passing.

Hadid’s firm confirmed her death:

And a number of prominent art or architecture institutions, their members, and architecture writers expressed their sadness:

Celebrities and fans, including London Mayor Boris Johnson and British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, also responded with admiration for Hadid and her work:

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