09/14/2009 AT 10:35 PM EDT
Whether Tweeting or releasing statements through reps, celebrities are reacting to Patrick Swayze's death
. A small sampling:
"Patrick you are loved by so many and your light will forever shine in all of our lives. In the words of Sam to Molly. 'It's amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.' I will miss you."
– Demi Moore
"I will always cherish my amazing memories of Patrick ... we had so much fun together ... come back soon, Patrick, we need you here on earth."
– Kirstie Alley
"He fought the bravest battle and sadly lost. My heart goes out to his wonderful Lisa, his wife and soulmate for 34 years."
– Barbara Walters
"Patrick Swayze was a kindred spirit and a spiritual brother of mine. His focus was center target and his purpose was ... faith, kindness, grace, understanding and love. Patrick Swayze's Book of Life will never be over because he's moved on to the spiritual plateau where life is forever."
– Gary Busey
"RIP Patrick. You were a great talent. And more importantly ... a true gentleman."
– Alyssa Milano
"I have a great deal of faith in faith; if u believe something strongly enough, it becomes true for u. Patrick Swayze RIP."
– Amanda Bynes
"RIP. My heart hurts"
– Emily Rossum
"He was so brave & he fought so valiantly"
– Rose McGowan
Patrick fought the ultimate fight as passionate as he embraced his life ... with strength, dignity and grace. His love of his work and family was inspirational. He touched so many."
– Ralph Macchio
"Not only did we lose a fine actor today, I lost my older Outsiders
brother. My heart goes out to not only his entire family, but all his fans as well."
– C. Thomas Howell