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Shelley Duvall’s death sparks tributes from her fellow human beings

Shelley Duvall’s death sparks tributes from her fellow human beings

Celebrities and fans react to the death of cult actress Shelley Duvall, who was best known for her role in “The Shining.” She was 75 years old.

“When I was a boy, I went to the movies to see ‘Popeye’ with Robin Williams,” actor Wendell Pierce wrote in an X-post on Thursday, sharing an anecdote about the first time he saw Duvall play the fictional character. “A wonderfully strange movie. The moment Shelley Duvall sang ‘He’s Large’, I fell in love with Olive Oyl. A moment I cherish to this day as part of my innocent youth. Today Shelley Duvall died and that little boy shed a heavy tear for Olive Oyl. RIP.”

The official Twitter account of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) also reacted to the news of Duvall’s death, writing: “We are saddened to announce that actress Shelley Duvall, known for films such as ‘The Shining’, ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Nashville’, has died at the age of 75. Duvall’s other credits include the 1977 Robert Altman-directed drama ‘3 Women’, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA.”

A longtime friend and fan of Duvall also spoke on social media about the actress’ life, her impact and the relationship that developed between the two over the years.

“I saw the news about Shelley Duvall. I’m doing well,” her close friend Sarah said in an X-post. “Shelley has been having health issues over the past few months and I’ve visited her often. I will always be grateful for the memories I created with her and for being able to provide her with comfort and company.” The tweet was linked to a selfie of the two together.

As TheWrap previously reported, Duvall died on Thursday at the age of 75 from complications of diabetes. Duvall’s partner, Dan Gilroy, confirmed the news in a media release. Duvall died in her sleep at her home in Blanco, Texas.

Additional tributes in Duvall’s honor can be found below:

Shelley Duvall in "3 women"