Apple announced that 56-year-old Steve Jobs died today after a long battle against cancer. In response to this tragedy, celebrities have taken to Twitter to share their shock and thank him for all that he’s contributed to the tech world.
Glee’s Jane Lynch sent out her thoughts:
@janemarielynch We will miss you, Steve Jobs. Sent lovingly from my iPhone.
Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes said:
@shondarhimes Steve Jobs said it best: "Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” - Steve Jobs
How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris wrote:
@ActuallyNPH Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come...
Bachelor and Bachelorette host Chris Harrison included thanks:
@chrisbharrison RIP genius Steve Jobs. Incredibly sad. Thx for all the gifts he left us
American Idol alum Jordin Sparks shared her surprise:
@JordinSparks OMG! Steve Jobs. :(
America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks added her thoughts:
@tyrabanks As I type on my iPhone, tears spring2 my eyes4an amazingMan I never met. His genius has touched us all. Steve Jobs, you will b/with us 4ever
Harry Shum Jr. of Glee sent out a reaction shortly after the news broke:
@iharryshum I can't believe this...
Dancing With the Stars’ Rob Kardashian took time out of rehearsals to write:
@RobKardashian RIP Steve Jobs :(
DWTS host Brooke Burke-Charvet responded to a fan:
@brookeburke So sad! My thoughts go out to his family RT @ModernMom: #Apple announces the death of Steve Jobs bit.ly/q2t2uV
Ellen Degeneres of The Ellen Show added her praise:
@TheEllenShow I just finished my show and I heard the news about Steve Jobs. He was an amazing man with an incredible vision. He changed the world.
Ryan Seacrest honored Steve with a quote of his own:
@RyanSeacrest "Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder shared his thoughts:
@iansomerhalder My heart and gratitude go out,like so many of us,to Steve Jobs and his family.You Sir are one of the greatest minds the world will ever see
Kate Walsh of Private Practice had a few words to say:
@katewalsh God bless you, Steve Jobs. Rest in peace.
Season 1 Bachelor Pad winner Kiptyn Locke tweeted his admiration:
@Kiptyn When my time comes I want to feel like I gave the world something, positively changed lives, made an impact. Congrats Steve Jobs. May u RIP.
Be sure to check back. We’ll continue to update as other celebrities add their thoughts to the Twitterverse.