Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her literary epic To Kill A Mockingbird, died last night at the age of 89. While the world mourned her death, tributes came pouring in on Twitter from renowned people from the field of tech and movies to the President of the US himself.
Here are some of the tributes paid to her.
RIP Harper Lee--one of the greatest authors of our times.Thank you for opening eyes of our generation to need for social justice & equality.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) February 20, 2016
Harper Lee, 1926-2016 pic.twitter.com/gqP0OyWXQk— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) February 19, 2016
So many obits today describing Harper Lee as reclusive. But a private life is not reclusion. Authors don't owe readers or press their lives.— John Green (@johngreen) February 19, 2016
Here's Harper Lee in 1962 with her dad and inspiration for Atticus Finch, Asa Lee- a lawyer pic.twitter.com/oKK1xAVWR8— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 19, 2016
Rest in peace, Harper Lee. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 19, 2016
She revealed it all...the glory and the fear and the hate and the beauty.— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 19, 2016