Celebrities tweet reactions to Steve Jobs' death


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The world lost one of its most iconic innovators today when Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, died at the age of 56. Word of his passing spread like wildfire after it was posted on Apple’s website, and celebrities en masse have taken to Twitter to commemorate his genius. We’ll be adding to this post as the night goes on, as more celebrities use their iPads and iPhones to tweet messages of fond remembrance.

Jon Favreau: “We lost a man of true vision today. Condolences to the whole Apple family.”

Ashton Kutcher: “I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met. #stevejobs”

Alec Baldwin: “Sad about Steve Jobs. On par with Henry Ford, Carnegie and Edison.”

Jimmy Fallon: “Thank you, Steve Jobs, for all of the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better….Sent from my iPhone.”

Howard Stern: “Steve Jobs was a true original. So Sad. A tremendous loss.”

Ryan Seacrest: “‘Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.’ – Steve Jobs”

Neil Patrick Harris: “Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. Your genius will live on for generations to come…”

Patton Oswalt: “RIP Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark.”

Damon Lindelof: “Steve Jobs. On behalf of every dreamer sitting in his or her garage who is crazy enough to try to change the world, you will be missed.”

Lee Unkrich (director of Toy Story 3): “History will remember Steve Jobs for what he gave to the world. I will remember him for what he helped give my daughter: a healthy heart.”

John Hodgman (the PC in the Mac/PC ads): “Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac.”

Dianna Agron: “We never met, yet I stand beside members of this giant playground that you discovered for us. We use it every day, never tiring of the sand.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “So sad to hear about the brilliant Steve Jobs passing. RIP. Sent with love from my iPhone.”

Jeff Probst: “Watching the Steve Jobs tribute on CBS. Amazing how much this man helped change our lives. What we’re doing right now.”

Mindy Kaling: “Hard not to think how much Steve Jobs could’ve done with more years. So sad. You’re the best, Steve.”

Danny DeVito: “Steve Jobs miss you from the planet have you with me every day on earth”


Ian Somerhalder: “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”

Tory Burch: “Saddened by the loss of #SteveJobs. A true visionary and inspiration.”

Terry Moran: “‘I want to put a ding in the universe.’ –SteveJobs. Fair to say the universe has been good and dinged.”

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  • etm

    I like what Ashton Kutcher and Damon Lindelof had to say.

    • Orange


      • Garfield

        Ugh, this is like the opening scene of Lawrence of Arabia where people who did not know Jobs spew out the same generic sentiment about the recently deceased.

      • Pablo

        I still haven’t entered the 90s yet.

      • ^

        Ashton Kutcher trying a little bit of damage control.

    • etm

      Whoa, how did I miss Diannna Agron’s tweet? That was beautiful.

      • Veruca Salt


      • ^

        Volcano girls we really can’t be beat.

      • John

        thank you steve so I can now troll everywhere without fear of catching viruses

    • lisa

      Attention wh@r es all of em!

      • ^

        Yeah, Twitter is really, really awful. I read the scrolls EW has on their main-page and most of them are just completely stupid.
        Lea Michele: “It 6 am! Time to see my favorite make-up artist!”
        Kim Kardashian:” Time to work out!”
        Alec Baldwin: *insert bad joke here*

    • DDubSolider

      Yeah I like ashton’s comment too

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  • Danny

    Who are over half of these people? I recognize like 2 maybe 3. No offense, but why is it a big deal when “celebrities” tweet about someone’s death. You know famous people are human believe it or not, and popular to contrary belief they have feelings too, just like the rest of us.

    • JB

      Are you serious? Then why are you even on this site??
      A lot of people who have Twitter have sent out thoughts about Steve Jobs — just because someone is a celeb doesn’t mean they shouldn’t.
      I for one think it’s a little funny that John Hodgman from the Mac/PC ads tweeted that.

      • Danny

        No, I’m not by any means saying they shouldn’t. I just don’t understand why its article-worthy but this is EW. So. . .

  • Brielle

    Wow, Dianna’s tweet was beautifully put.

    • Keri

      Who is she?

      • Hermione

        Agreed, Brielle. And Keri, she’s from Glee.

      • ^

        That will be how she will always be known.

  • Trew

    I don’t really care what the celebs say (although I agree with the above poster about what Dianna Agron had to say) , but I am saddened by Steve Jobs’ passing. He completely changed all of our lives with his innovation whether we are even aware of it or not.

    • Diego

      - oh my word stop stop stop no, keep going,oh I can’t decide see, if I just had these as the only pics of MY Wedding well, I’d be a very very happy psoern indeed i LOVE them Steve & Mell you are both GORG!!!!!! sigh I’m coming back to look at these again FAB work Deano! x

  • Chris1791

    how is it that these uber celebrities hate the EVIL ceo’s of products we need to survive like oil but the LOVE steve jobs who had the 2nd most expensive company in the world just behind EXXON/MOBILE

    • Chris1791

      UBER LEFT/SOCIALIST celebrities are for wall street occupation but LOVE Steve Jobs. He was worth 8 billion dollars.

      • Hannah

        That is so not what this is about. Have some respect for the dead. He was a smart guy and it is a loss. He made money through making good products and was a good businessman. But good luck with your love affair with oil; hope that works out for you.

      • Sarita

        Steve Jobs paid himself a $1 salary for more than the last decade. Name a Wall Street CEO who does the same.

    • Papaboys

      This is a really great info gphraic. Steve Jobs was such an inspirational figure. A modern day genius who’s creations went onto revolutionise entire industries. This is one of the coolest info gphraics I have seen in a good while. Good Job!

  • cam

    Keep them coming. Dianna is such a good writer; so much more then a pretty face.

    • Xenu

      Okay Dianna!

  • Xenu

    Who gives a crap what the celebrities think?

    • john

      hey I want my donation back

    • Tina

      you obviously do.

    • Cristina

      What wonderful acvide in any context. It is very refreshing to hear such an accomplished man acknowledge the uplifting value of failure and of lessons learned from mistakes which may not, in fact, even be mistakes. There are aspects of our life which are out of our hands because often in those of pure chance, as we discovered about Jobs’ birth and parents, while others really are up to us to define. To do so, we must indeed try and try again.

  • Cris

    Remember when tributes were long, heartfelt letters or speeches instead of 140-character missives?

    • Squishmar

      True. Not much effort involved in a Tweet.

  • Kata

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you wil…l gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

    RIP to a brilliant man, who was kind, a vegetarian and Buddhist… so he believed the end was near, but another path opened up. I never owned anything by Apple… but feel his loss immensely. :-(

  • dee

    Meh. He was one of the stingiest billionaires going around. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    • Dawn

      OK. So he’s philanthropic history is pretty bad. Still did a lot of good in the world.

      • dee

        Please. Buffet or Gates have/will do much more in the world than this decade fads.

      • ^

        He’s nearly finished.

  • Ahadian

    As you can see, how different Dianna Agron and Vinnie G’s tweets. One beautifully worded, and one just some exclamation. With all caps.

  • Flou

    Diana Agron’s words touched me, she’s the girl from Glee? Never knew she could write like this. Steve Jobs will always be remembered and loved by us!

  • huangzhenwei

    Ugh, this is like the opening scene of Lawrence of Arabia where people who did not know Jobs spew out the same generic sentiment about the recently deceased.
    My best friend ,she just has announced her wedding with a millionaire old man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC ! They met via —-SeekSugarDad.CОM—.- ..it is the largest and best club for rich man date with young and beautiful woman and their admirers to chat online. …you don’t have to be rich there ,but you may meet one ,maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends !

  • PN

    Vinnie’s comments were the most dramatic as if he couldn’t believe it that Steve Jobs died. As if he lost a loved one. But also touching in how he wrote it in those NOOOOOs. Believe me, Steve was an iconic figure in the techology world and helped shape Apple to be one of the biggest companies in the world. The other celebrities’ tributes were also touching. His death has shocked the world, everybody has used one of his products.

  • PN

    Dianna Agron’s condolences were moving, far more than anybody on that list. I think the giant playground that she meant was of the constant using of Apple’s products such as the Iphones. Ipods and texting, our way of communciation these days.

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