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