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Tom Sherak dies: Celebrities react on Twitter

Tom Sherak
Tom Sherak, who served in key posts at 20th Century Fox and was head of the Motion Picture Academy from 2009 to 2012, has died at 68. He was instrumental in movies such as “Die Hard,” “The Fly,” “Wall Street” and “Independence Day,” and at the time of his death had served as Los Angeles’ film czar. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti
“Devastated to learn of the passing of a great Angeleno Tom Sherak. Proud to have worked with him and lucky to have known this amazing man.” @ericgarcetti  (Doriane Raiman / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Jason Alexander
“My pal, Tom Sherak was 1 of the great souls I have ever known. He passed today. Rest his soul. The film world & my world lost a good man.” @IJasonAlexander  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Orlando Jones
“RIP @TomSherak - A titan in the entertainment industry who made charity & philanthropy his life’s work.” @TheOrlandoJones  (Sebastian Artz / Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar
“Today we lost a great man Tom Sherak. Aside from being one if the most important men in Hollywood he was an amazing person. We miss you.” @RealSMG  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Zachary Levi
“My love & condolences go out to the family of Tom Sherak. He was a bright light in the crazy world of Hollywood, and will be missed dearly.” @ZacharyLevi  (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Actor Henry Winkler
“RIP Tom Sherak.. If you needed him...Tom was Always there. Tom we are so happy you were in our lives .. Our thoughts go to all the Sheraks” @hwinkler4real  (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)
Film producer Robert Evans
“Tom Sherak, He singularly raised the bar of integrity with those of us who were lucky enough to know him. I did ! What a fine human being.” @The_RobertEvans  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Film producer Michael Barnathan, left
“Lost a great man. A great friend. One of a kind. He lived the life of 10 men. Tom Sherak RIP.” @MBarnathan  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)