Tweeters from all walks of life are mourning the loss of counter-terrorism novelist  and conservative icon Vince Flynn. The author of the Mitch Rapp novel series lost his battle with prostate cancer at the age of 47. Especially hard hit was Flynn’s fellow thriller author, Brad Thor.

A quick scan of Twitter makes it clear just how many people were touched by Flynn’s pen.

Rest in peace, Mr. Flynn, and if they have Twitter in heaven, take a look at how many people loved your work.