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When we heard about the tragic death of Sarah Jones, a crew member for The Vampire Diaries as well as many other projects, we were shocked. The cast and those behind the scenes of the hit CW show have become extremely close after working together for the past five seasons, and many have spoken out about the horrible news, with Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley being the most recent to touch our hearts.

“Our #TVDfamily lost a loved one. Beautiful soul. A dear friend. I miss you Sarah. You will always be a part of us… #SlatesForSarah,” Nina captioned a WhoSay photo of her and her fellow co-star.

Sarah’s friends and family have made a Facebook page, Slates for Sarah, where film colleagues can post film slates dedicated to Sarah. Check out this Buzzfeed post that has collected many Slates for Sarah photos!

Nina and Paul aren’t the only ones who had something to say about Sarah’s passing. Ian Somerhalder also got emotional, tweeting, “My heart is heavy-the TVD fam & I lost a very dear sister of ours. An amazing woman, leaving us too soon. Hug your loved ones, hug them so tightly.”

Back when the news first broke, showrunner Julie Plec and actor Steven R. McQueen took to their respective social media accounts to share their sadness, too.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire TVD family as well as Sarah’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!