Celebrities React to Peter O'Toole's Death

O'Toole was best known for his titular role as T. E. Lawrence in 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia"

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    Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for his titular role as T. E. Lawrence in 1962's  "Lawrence of Arabia," has died at the age of 81 in London after a long illness, his agent said on Sunday.

    "Peter O'Toole's family announced today that very sadly Peter died yesterday, peacefully in hospital. He had been ill for some time," Steve Kenis said in a statement.

    The actor's daughter Kate O'Toole said in a statement to MSNBC that the family is "very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection."

    "In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished," she added. "We will be happy to speak to you all then but in the meantime if you could give Peter O'Toole the respect he deserves and allow us to grieve privately we'd appreciate it."

    As news of the actor's death broke, celebrities took to social media to share their memories of the Hollywood legend.

    Take a look at what they had to say: