Hollywood Mourns Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Shimon Peres
The former Israeli leader has died at age 93.
Hollywood was quick to mourn and pay tribute to former Israeli president and prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres, who died on Tuesday at age 93.
Barbra Streisand shared a statement and a photo upon hearing the news of Peres' death. "President Shimon Peres was a voice of reason who also happened to have the sensibility of a poet … thoughtful and soft-spoken, but his words echoed loudly around the world. His mind was expansive and his heart was compassionate. He was a brilliant statesman, gifted with the ability to listen to others who did not share his views and still remained determined to find a path forward."
THR has collected together further reaction of the news.
Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 93 https://t.co/6N1B4LtB1R Great loss for Israel & world-and for PEACE— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) September 28, 2016
Of all political leaders I have ever met, few commanded a room with as much grace, charm, and depth as Shimon Peres: https://t.co/aYlY8YXF0G— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 28, 2016
RIP Shimon Peres— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 28, 2016
RIP TO A GIANT OF ISRAEL - SHALOM Shimon Peres https://t.co/Ehua0bwDnR— Robert Davi (@RobertJohnDavi) September 28, 2016
I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have met Shimon Peres, one of the great leaders of our time. RIP.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 28, 2016
I'm deeply grieved that Shimon Peres has passed away. Going to Israel was life-changing for me &I treasure the memory of my visit w/ him...— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres' warmth &kindness moves my heart to this day. To his family I send my most heartfelt condolences. My heart aches for you all.— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) September 28, 2016
Condolences to the people of Israel on the passing of Shimon Peres, a true visionary whose efforts for peace will never be forgotten.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 28, 2016
I had honor of knowing Shimon Peres 4 more than 20 years. He lectured for us in Oxford, Cambridge & even got him on phone w/ Michael Jackson— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres was a remarkable human who dedicated his life to peace and love...something we need now more than ever. https://t.co/NDIZ5Y6qiH— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) September 28, 2016
Fmr. Israeli Pres. Shimon Peres was a remarkable man. I was honored to interview him several times. My thoughts are with his family & Israel— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 28, 2016