Tributes From Hollywood Pour In After Sam Shepard’s Death

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Tributes from Hollywood and Broadway are pouring in after news broke that Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard died at the age of 73.

A family spokesperson confirmed to People magazine Monday that the actor had passed away at his home in Kentucky Thursday after complications from his battle with ALS.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 18: Actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 18: Actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald’s McCafe on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Actress Ava DuVernay reacted on Twitter to the news sharing a shot of the two from the 1978 movie “Days of Heaven.” Jason Alexander wrote that “A great man of the theater has passed.”

“Sam Shepard. Whenever he came on-screen, you knew you were in good hands. A frame from “Days of Heaven.” May he rest in love,” DuVernay tweeted.

 

“A great man of the theater has passed. Thank you, Sam Shepard. RIP,” Alexander tweeted.

 

Katie Jerkovich

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