• 'So sad he's gone' _ fans react to death of Jonathan Demme

    By: The Associated Press

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    Some reaction to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

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    "Jonathan Demme was a great artist, humanitarian, activist & a warm encouraging colleague. I've known very few like him. He will be missed." - director Ron Howard via Twitter.

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    "Deeply sad to hear my friend, neighbor, and colleague Jonathan Demme has passed on. He was one of the real good guys. I miss you, buddy." - writer Stephen King via Twitter.

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    "Sad to hear that Jonathan Demme has passed." - actor Elijah Wood? via Twitter.

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    "RIP Jonathan Demme. Inspiring filmmaker, musical explorer, ornithologist (!), and truly wonderful and generous person." - director Jim Jarmusch via Twitter..

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    "Jonathan Demme was a gifted and versatile filmmaker. RIP." - actor Michael McKean via Twitter.

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    "I last saw Jonathan Demme four years ago today. Had no idea till this morning that it would be for the last time. Jonathan was a born movie-maker: he loved people and he loved filming them. Fictional or actual, he caught so many lives and glimpses of lives and framed them for others to enjoy. Jonathan was a true keeper of souls, and now we must celebrate his. He did a lot for me, too - thank you, JD. 'Are you ready for your close-up?' - musician Robyn Hitchcock in a statement.

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    "Jonathan Demme was a singular director who made vitally human films. His 'Something Wild' is a seminal movie for me. So sad he's gone." - actor and writer Pat Healy via Twitter.

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    "Oh no. Jonathan Demme. One of our great filmmakers one of the most beautiful souls on the planet. Another magical irreplaceable friend gone." - musician Stevie Van Zandt via Twitter.

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    "Heartbroken to hear of Jonathan Demme's passing. Among the greatest privileges of my life was briefly experiencing his kindness and genius." - actor Ben Platt, who appeared in Demme's "Ricki and the Flash," via Twitter.

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    "Jonathan had a keen ability to meld his passion for music and storytelling in works that showed us the world in a new light. It was an honor to have worked with him on one of his last projects." - Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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