Stars Mourn Sam Shepard's Death at 73 -- See Linda Cardelini, Ava DuVernay and More Stars' Touching Posts
By Alex Ungerman
Sam Shepard was beloved on both the page and the screen.
After news of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor's death at age 73 following a battle with ALS, broke on Monday, many stars and those close to Shepard took to Twitter to mourn and offer touching condolences.
Linda Cardelini, who starred along Shepard on Netflix's Bloodline, took to Instagram, writing, "Such sad news. It was a privilege/dream come true to have worked with the incredible and legendary Sam Shepard on Bloodline. My condolences to all who love him. He will be missed."
Don Cheadle shared a memory of meeting the accomplished artist, writing, "Literally bumped into Sam Shepard many years ago, both of us on our way to see Pillow Man on Broadway. We had a great chat/walk. #hero RIP."
Broadway star Corey Cott tweeted, "We lost a true legend today. One that created characters and stories beyond genius. RIP Sam Shepard. Truly one of the best."