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'A Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt

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ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: Actor John Hurt attends 'Snowpiercer' Premiere during The 8th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 8, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Celebrity fans and friends are paying tribute to actor John Hurt, who died at the age of 77 on Friday.

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, perhaps best known for his roles in “The Elephant Man,” “1984” and “Midnight Express.”

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