Lauren Becall dead at 89

Lauren Bacall

As news broke that Hollywood great Lauren Bacall had died at the age of 89, an outpouring of condolence and respect came from the music world via electronic media. 

Legendary singer and actor Barbra Streisand spoke of her shock at losing her “wise and loving friend” so soon after the passing of Robin Williams. "What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin who was a genius and now Lauren,” Streisand says in a statement sent to Billboard.com. Streisand directed Bacall in 1996's The Mirror Has Two Faces, for which the actress received her only Oscar nomination.

Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

“It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her," adds Streisand. "And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed."

Bacall, an icon of Hollywood’s golden age and winner of two Tonys for best actress in a musical, died Tuesday morning (Aug. 12) of a stroke in her longtime home in the Dakota, the famous Upper West Side building that overlooks Central Park in Manhattan. She was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award in 2010 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.” Her brief romance with Humphrey Bogart is the stuff of legend.

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Kiss’ Gene Simmons, Boy George and Belinda Carlisle were among the music stars who took to Twitter to express their sadness for Bacall’s passing and to post remembrances of the actor’s performances, beauty and on-screen charisma. 

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