Celebrities React to 'Prince of Tides' Author Pat Conroy's Death

PHOTO: Author Pat Conroy attends a benefit reading for actor Frank Muller at Town Hall, Feb. 2, 2002 in New York City.Jeffrey Vock/Getty Images
Author Pat Conroy attends a benefit reading for actor Frank Muller at Town Hall, Feb. 2, 2002 in New York City.

Beloved author Pat Conroy, who penned best-sellers such as "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides," died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70 years old.

After news broke of his passing, many celebrities reacted, including Barbra Streisand, who starred in the 1991 film adaptation of Conroy's "The Prince of Tides."

"First, I fell in love with Pat Conroy's book, 'The Prince of Tides,' and then I fell in love with him," she said in a statement to ABC News. "He was generous and kind, humble and loving...such a joy to work with. I was so honored that he entrusted his beautiful book to me. Pat's natural language was poetry...he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. He observed every nuance of human behavior and dug deep down to the truth...presenting it in all its glorious and stubborn complexity."

"I am so sad today. I lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a great writer," her statement concluded.

Here are other stars who offered their condolences: