Hollywood Mourns With France After Bastille Day Attack

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A truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through over a mile of revelers who had gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, France, on the national holiday Thursday in what officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack.

At least 84 people are dead and reports count at least 100 others who have been injured in the attack.

The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation for "murder, attempted murder in an organized group linked to a terrorist enterprise." 

Christian Estrosi, the president of the region that includes Nice, told French network BFM TV that "the driver fired on the crowd, according to the police who killed him." Estrosi said the truck was driven by someone who appeared to have "completely premeditated behavior." He added that "the truck was loaded with arms, loaded with grenades."

Following the attack on what was supposed to be a celebratory Bastille Day, several in Hollywood mourned with France as #PrayForNice quickly topped Twitter's trending hashtags