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Rita Kokshanian
Feb 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

Beloved author Harper Lee passed away today at the age of 89, and it's safe to say that she'll be sorely missed. Within minutes of the news breaking, her name began trending on Twitter, with countless celebs and fellow authors alike taking to that and other social media platforms to share their sorrow on her passing. 

Reese Witherspoon posted a vintage photo along with a poignant message on Instagram about how Lee helped her understand the South. Others, including Mariska Hargitay and Sophia Bush, shared their favorite quotes from the author. Keep reading to see these, plus more reactions to Lee's death. 

#ThankYouHarperLee #Courage #Justice

A photo posted by Mariska Hargitay (@therealmariskahargitay) on

RIP Harper Lee. Thank you, thank you, thank you. #HarperLee #ToKillAMockingbird 💛

A photo posted by Sophia Bush (@sophiabush) on

Good bye and thank you #HarperLee

A photo posted by Diane Kruger (@dianekruger) on

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