Moammar Gadhafi's Death: What Hollywood Is Saying
News that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had been killed by rebels Thursday was met with both serious and light-hearted responses within the industry.
Harry Potter actor Michael Gambon wrote, "F**k me, they got Gadaffi; Bin Laden and Voldemort are dead. It's surely only a matter of time until Jeremy Kyle's reign of terror is over."
Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers alluded to the dictator's reported obsession with his looks, "Gadhaffi's last words were "How my hair look, Mike?" #Unconfirmed" and "And he was so close to making general #Gadhaffi."
The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg also made note of Gadhaffi's appearance: "Hard to believe, but not a bad-looking guy... RT @TPM: Qaddafi in 1970. Take a look: tpm.ly/pdSzKA."
Drive co-star Albert Brooks, whom Feinberg interviewed in Sept., highlighted Gadhaffi's hair as well, "Gaddafi killed. Libyans rejoice. Just For Men stock plummets."
CNN personality Piers Morgan mixed fact and commentary in his post, "A Planet fails to mourn RT @TheEconomist Muammar #Qaddafi, ruler of Libya, died on October 20th, aged 69 econ.st/pw0GVk."
Alyssa Milano stuck to the facts, "Head of Libya’s Military Council Says Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi Is Dead /via @nytim"
Rapper Talib Kweli expressed surprise, "Just seen pic of Gaddafi, killed by rebels. wow."
Late Show With David Letterman co-head writer Justin Stangel joked about the multiple spellings of the man's name, "Lame conspiracy theory: They killed Gaddafi, but they didn’t kill Qaddafi.
Letterman’s other co-head writer, Eric Stangel, kept if lighthearted as well, "A friend of mine in Libya told me Muammar #Gadhafi was eating at the Harley Davidson Cafe in Sirte when he was killed. Can anyone confirm?"
Comedian Paul Scheer mused,"Now with Gadaffi gone the only dictators left are those free credit report guys."