Sam Shepard: Actors, artists pay homage to 'hero' and late playwright

Shepard died last week at the age of 73.

ByMichael Rothman
July 31, 2017, 1:42 PM

— -- Sam Shepard died last week at the age of 73, a representative for the family confirmed to ABC News on Monday.

When news of the Oscar nominee and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's death broke, fellow actors and artists took to social media to pay their respects to whom many called a hero in the thespian community.

Here are some of the tributes to Shepard, who worked on Broadway and in film for over half a century.

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