Hollywood Reacts to Jonathan Demme's Death

Barry Jenkins, Beau Willimon, Alec Baldwin, Ron Howard, Edgar Wright, Bryan Fuller and more paid tribute to the notable filmmaker.

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of The Silence of the Lambs, has died of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. He was 73.

“My man Demme was the kindest, most generous. A MASSIVE soul,” said director Barry Jenkins, who met him while promoting Moonlight. “He lived in love. And rests in peace.”

Beau Willimon reflected, “I only worked with him once – he was just like his films: brilliant, curious & original. RIP Jonathan Demme – a truly great filmmaker.”

“This loss hurts deep,” wrote PBS host Tavis Smiley, who shared photos of himself “with my abiding friend and brother beloved” from Standing Rock. “Not a kinder soul has ever lived.”

See more reactions from Hollywood below.

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