Celebs, left-wing activists and writers tweet tributes to Gore Vidal



Prolific left-wing author and 9/11 conspiracy dabbler Gore Vidal died Tuesday at age 86. His name trended on Twitter throughout the early morning as friends, fans and critics tweeted about his life and work.

i counted Gore Vidal among my friends-GENIUS passes from this realm. RIP

— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) August 1, 2012


"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half." — Gore Vidal

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 1, 2012

If nothing else, Gore Vidal will be the man who turned Michele Bachmann to an R. http://t.co/OIHMn14M

— Guy Cimbalo (@gvcimbalo) August 1, 2012

RT @dceiver We'll always be able to thank Gore Vidal for chasing Michele Bachmann out of the Democratic Party.

— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 1, 2012

Sad to hear about Gore Vidal. My favorite of his novels was Julian. And his essay collection United States played big role in my love life.

— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) August 1, 2012

"Camp is nothing but another word for someone who hasn't got any talent." RIP Gore Vidal. A truly great American original. What a legacy.

— Jake Shears (@Jakeshears) August 1, 2012

“Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.” Gore Vidal

— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) August 1, 2012



Gore Vidal RIP your words made me feel better about myself. Thank you

— Louie Anderson (@LouieAnderson) August 1, 2012

In all seriousness, RIP Gore Vidal. You would've hated us all memorializing you on Twitter, and that's exactly why we loved you.

— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal is dead. The truth just took a big hit. RIP

— marc maron (@marcmaron) August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal was incredible. Dear god, more like him please. respectfully, flea

— Flea (@flea333) August 1, 2012

RIP Gore Vidal!!

— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 1, 2012

gore vidal. one of tennessee's closest and a true revolutionary. incendiary. insightful. incisive. missed by many already.

— Zachary Quinto (@ZacharyQuinto) August 1, 2012

RIP Gore.. I will never forget how much fun shooting this was http://t.co/L80JAJIN

— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) August 1, 2012

Many conservatives recalled the famous dust-up between Vidal and William F. Buckley.

Gore Vidal has passed away. He and Wm. F. Buckley, Jr. had some lively debates. Definitely #oldtone.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 1, 2012

R.I.P. Gore Vidal, below: 'interesting' exchange between him and William F. Buckley—of course Buckley wins. http://t.co/vK1rQmtL (Priceless)

— Ξ BLACK REPUBLICAN Ξ (@blackrepublican) August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal is now duking it out with Buckley in the afterlife. Reminds me of my favorite Buckley moment: http://t.co/l49G04S1

— Susan Cloud (@ProducerSusan) August 1, 2012

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