Celebrities React To Elie Wiesel's Death, Show Just How Inspirational He Continues To Be
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on Saturday at the age of 87, sending shock waves through the world. As countless people continue to mourn and remember his prolific legacy, celebrities are reacting to Elie Wiesel's death by taking to twitter to share how the "Night" author has impacted their lives, their outlook on life and their need to look for light in the never-ending darkness.
Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, He survived the Holocaust, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, and was an influential author and activist. The committee wrote, "Elie Wiesel has emerged as one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterize the world." Along with his incredible memoir, "Night," which detailed his time in an Auschwitz concentration camp as a teenager, it's no wonder that celebrities both young and old are coming together to remember such an incredible man, humanitarian, and leader.
Wiesel is quoted as saying, "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference," and, perhaps, as 2016 continues to prove itself to be a heartbreaking year of violence and loss, Wiesel's timeless wisdom is a pivotal reminder to us all. Clearly, his words will continue to impact lives even after his death, judging from the tweets celebrities are sending out in his honor. Here are just a few:
Deeply saddened by the passing of Elie Wiesel, who remained optimistic in the darkest days and pushed us to see beauty in humanity.— Melinda Gates (@melindagates) July 2, 2016
Elie Wiesel is gone. Please don't forget him. Please don't forget what he taught us.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) July 2, 2016
RIP, the great, brilliant, gift to mankind Elie Wiesel.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) July 2, 2016
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.-Elie Wiesel RIP— Elizabeth Wurtzel (@LizzieWurtzel) July 2, 2016
"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win."-Elie Wiesel https://t.co/xKsHjJEdqg— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) July 2, 2016
I remember reading Elie Wiesel's NIGHT in high school and feeling my world explode.— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) July 2, 2016
Rest in peace Elie Wiesel. Thank you for your stories of triumph of the human spirit in the face of evil. The world will never be the same.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 2, 2016
There's no denying that Elie Wiesel will never be forgotten.