Celebrities React To Oliver Sacks' Death & Their Tributes Prove What An Amazing Effect He Had On Everyone's Lives

Renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday at the age of 82 after a lengthy battle with cancer. His passing, while not entirely unexpected given his health troubles, greatly affected those not only in the medical and scientific communities, but those who were a fan of his imaginative and enthralling storytelling. Having written the popular books The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, Awakenings, and more than 10 other works, Sacks was a well-known figure in the creative community, and his loss is certainly felt by anyone who has encountered his work in any form throughout his career, which spanned more than half a century.

Thousands of mourners have taken to social media to express their sadness at Sacks' death, including celebrities who had either known him personally or had, like many of us, simply been a fan of his work. Their touching tributes show that people from all walks of life could appreciate Sacks' wit, intelligence, and wonderful storytelling skills, and prove that the loss of Sacks will be felt for a long time to come. His insistence on grabbing life by the horns and finding meaning in the madness is inspiring to us all, and we can all learn from his positive attitude towards adversity in life.

Here are some celebrity tributes shared about Sacks on Twitter.

JK Rowling

Olivia Wilde

Richard Dawkins

Mara Wilson

Carrie Brownstein

Mia Farrow

Monica Lewinsky

As you can see, Sacks had a profound effect on anyone who encountered him, and it's safe to say we'll be missing him for a long time to come.

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