Legendary Broadway and Emmy-winning actress Elaine Stritch died at her home on Thursday, her spokesman confirmed; she was 89. Aside from theater, Stritch was a bold personality known to audiences of all generations, from television shows in the 1950s to her role as Alec Baldwin’s character’s hilariously sharp-tongued mother on NBC’s “30 Rock.”
Shortly after the news broke, some of Stritch’s famous fans were already tweeting their condolences about the beloved star:
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
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 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
I was lucky enough to see Elaine Stritch’s one woman show and meet her. One of a kind and just the wittiest. So sad to hear of her passing.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 17, 2014
“Good times and bum times, I’ve seen them all and my dear, I’m still here.” Nothing but love for Elaine Stritch.
— Casey Wilson (@caseyrosewilson) July 17, 2014
RIP ELAINE STRITCH! I love u! We’ll miss u terribly-no 1 alive is as gr8 an actor/entertainer as U! All Hail a vagenius has left this realm! — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) July 17, 2014
God Bless and God Speed ELAINE STRITCH
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 17, 2014
RIP Elaine Stritch. One of the greatest of all time. One in a billion. #EverybodyRise
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 17, 2014
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) July 17, 2014