Jamie Lee Curtis, Kiefer Sutherland, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood and J.K. Rowling, among many others, posted heartfelt messages on Twitter in honor of the British star, who is perhaps best known for his roles in “The Elephant Man,” “1984” and “Midnight Express.”
So very sad to hear that the immensely talented and deeply beloved John Hurt has died. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
John Hurt. Midnight Express. Nothing better. Ever.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 28, 2017
My deepest sympathies to John Hurt’s family, friends and fans. He was a dear friend.
— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) January 28, 2017
God speed to John Hurt, a legendary actor and good human being.
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 28, 2017
Very sad to hear of John Hurt’s passing. It was such an honor to have watched you work, sir.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 28, 2017
JOHN HURT. Simply an inspiration to all of us artists. Hopefully he will influence many actors in the future for a long long time. pic.twitter.com/LDlB07CB58
— Vincent D’Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) January 28, 2017
I loved John Hurt. I worked with him many times. A generous, funny and intelligent man.Brilliant actor. Great storyteller. Going to miss him
— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) January 28, 2017
John Hurt was one of the most powerful, giving, and effortlessly real actors I’ve ever worked with. Remarkable human being. U will be missed
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 28, 2017
So sorry to hear of Sir John Hurt’s passing. A gloriously talented actor, one of the best, of this or any era. Rest in peace, sir.
— Alfred Molina (@OfficialMolina) January 28, 2017
RIP my dear friend John Hurt. You were an awesome talent, an amazing co-star, and a better friend…you will be missed by all who knew you
— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) January 28, 2017
No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.
— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017
The death of legend John Hurt (not to mention the politics of the age) demand another viewing of 1984.
— Cecil Baldwin (@CecilBaldwinIII) January 28, 2017
RIP John Hurt “Archibald u speak! One must never underestimate the healing power of hatred!” Montrose in Rob Roy
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) January 28, 2017
Oh no. What terrible news. We’ve lost #JohnHurt as great on the stage, small screen and big. A great man & great friend of Norfolk & #NCFC
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 28, 2017
Dance until your feet hurt. laugh until your face hurts.
Act until your John Hurt. #RIPJohnHurt
— Dominic Monaghan. (@DomsWildThings) January 28, 2017