Legendary Hollywood star Doris Day passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 97, and tributes to the actress, singer and animal rights activist have been flooding social media over the past day.
They include everyone from Paul McCartney, who called her a "true star" in a statement on his website. "So sad to hear of Doris Day passing away," he wrote. "She was a true star in more ways than one. I had the privilege of hanging out with her on a few occasions. Visiting her in her Californian home was like going to an animal sanctuary where her many dogs were taken care of in splendid style. She had a heart of gold and was a very funny lady who I shared many laughs with. Her films like 'Calamity Jane', 'Move Over, Darling' and many others were all incredible and her acting and singing always hit the mark. I will miss her but will always remember her twinkling smile and infectious laugh as well as the many great songs and movies she gave us. God bless Doris.'"
His daughter Stella McCartney also paid tribute to Day on Instagram:
Other stars who marked Day's passing and her extraordinary life via social media included Goldie Hawn, Antonio Banderas, William Shatner, and more.
See below for some of those tributes:
I had a lot to think about today. But this wonderful lady was in my mind even when my thoughts were turbulent. I loved DORIS DAY. Never met her - son often dreamed about it - especially when I discovered her work… https://t.co/q8rZ3uHRs0
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) May 14, 2019
Condolences to the family of Doris Day. She was the World’s Sweetheart and beloved by all. ❤️ Que Será, Será!😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 13, 2019
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) May 13, 2019
RIP Peggy Lipton and Doris Day 💔
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) May 13, 2019
Today, we remember Doris Day, who brought us so much joy with her humor, extraordinary talent and kind heart. Farewell to a Hollywood legend. pic.twitter.com/8szI4Fbji3
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 13, 2019
The great Doris Day left us and took a piece of the sun with her. She brighten our lives and lived out her life with dignity. May she rest peacefully. ❤️
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) May 13, 2019
RIP to the one, the only Doris Day. pic.twitter.com/01rV9D7bq9
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 13, 2019
For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon. She would no doubt remind us, upon this day of her passing, “Que sera sera,” but we will miss her dearly anyway. Rest now in our hearts forever, Ms. Day.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 13, 2019