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Celebrities React to Harper Lee's Death - Read the Tweets

Celebrities are sharing their thoughts on the death of Harper Lee and they are understandably upset about the loss of the great writer.

The “To Kill a Mockingbird” author has died at the age of 89 in her Alabama hometown, just months after her second novel was published.

Many celebs have been sharing their favorite quotes from the classic novel and they are also explaining how “To Kill a Mockingbird” affected their lives.

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Harper Lee Dead - 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Dies at 89

Harper Lee, the author of the acclaimed novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at the age of 89.

The mayor in Lee‘s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama confirmed her death to NBC News. She had been living in an assisted living facility since 2007, when she suffered a stroke.

Harper had only released one novel until the sequel to her book, titled “Go Set a Watchman,” was published last year. There was controversy over whether the author truly wanted the manuscript to be published, but the book became a bestseller nonetheless.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Harper‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Reese Witherspoon Reads Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' in New Podcast!

Harper Lee‘s highly anticipated book “Go Set a Watchman” will not be hitting stores until Monday, but the first chapter was just released!

In a new podcast that debuted on The Guardian, Reese Witherspoon narrates a 23 minute clip featuring the book’s first chapter. This is the first literary work that the author has published since 1960.

“I had to keep reminding myself it was written in the ’50s, and these were the complex issues that people of the day were dealing with,” Reese said. “And old attitudes and modern thinking was just evolving about race relations in our country. So I think you will feel all that complexity in the piece.”

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee to Release Second Novel

Harper Lee, author of the very popular 1960s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will be publishing a sequel to the book!

The 88-year-old author has not published anything in fifty years and once news spread about her new book, “Go Set a Watchman,” the Internet went wild!

The AP reports that the book is “essentially a sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ although it was finished earlier”

“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called `Go Set a Watchman,’” Harper said in a statement. “It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became `To Kill a Mockingbird’) from the point of view of the young Scout.”

“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years,” Harper added. The book will be available in July.