Nora Ephron, author and screenwriter, dies at 71 - Celebrities react

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3 of 11: Tom Hanks, who worked with Ephron in 'Sleepless in Seattle' and Rita Wilson said in a joint statement, 'Nora Ephron was a journalist/ artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why. At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit mixed with love for us and love for life. Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her...'

(Pictured: Tom Hanksand Rita Wilson at the premiere of 'Larry Crowne' in Los Angeles in June 2011.)