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'RIP Attenborough: One of the true greats of the silver screen'

August 25, 2014 11:37 IST

Image: Richard Attenborough
Photographs: Greg Bos/Reuters

Celebrity tributes poured in on various social media platforms as soon as news of Sir Richard  Attenborough's demise got out.

A look at some of the earliest Twitter condolences that poured in...

British actor-comedian Ricky Gervais

'RIP Richard Attenborough. One of the true greats of the silver screen.'

American actress-activist Mia Farrow

'Richard Attenborough was the kindest man I have ever had the privilege of working with. A Prince. RIP 'Pa' - and thank you'

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'A wonderful human being and a great director'

Image: Richard Attenborough with wife Sheila Sim
Photographs: Reuters/Pool/Lewis Whyld/WPA/PA Wire

Anupam Kher

'Had the honour of meeting Sir Richard Attenborough during the casting of GANDHI. He was a wonderful human being & a Great director. RIP'

British Prime Minister David Cameron

'His acting in "Brighton Rock" was brilliant, his directing of "Gandhi" was stunning - Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.'


'You were the best Santa ever'

Image: Richard Attenborough in Miracle on 34th Street

Sir Roger Moore

'Greatly saddened to hear the great Richard Attenborough has left us. Such a wonderful and talented man.'

American actor Dylan McDermott

'Rest in peace Richard Attenborough. U were the best Santa ever. #miracleon34thstreet.'

English comedian-actor-writer Stephen Fry

'Sad to hear of Dickie Attenborogh. Family secret - he was Richard and David Dave. True story. He did so so much in so many arenas.