Tributes flow in from Hollywood for Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O'Hara - Hollywood stars pay tribute to the great Irish actress

Hollywood stars and celebrities have been posting messages of respect for Ireland’s ‘Queen of Technicolour’ Maureen O’Hara who sadly passed away over the weekend.

The 95-year-old made a lasting impression on countless people across the world during a career that saw her star in many movies that have gone on to be regarded as classics such as The Quiet Man, Miracle on 34th Street, How Green Was My Valley and The Parent Trap.

A statement from O’Hara’s family was released on Saturday. It said: “She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favourite movie, The Quiet Man.”

Maureen O'Hara - Hollywood stars pay tribute to  the great Irish actress

On hearing the news several celebrities and public figures spoke out or took to Twitter to pay their respects to the great actress.

Irish President Michael D. Higgins said: “She will be remembered as an outstanding and versatile actress, whose work especially in film, will endure for many years to come.”

Hollywood legend Mia Farrow simply wrote: “Remembering Maureen.” Along with a photo of a young Maureen O’Hara.

Jessica Chastain, star of this year’s big blockbuster The Martian, tweeted: “RIP #MaureenOHara from one tough redhead broad to another. Thankful for the light you shared.”

Star Trek legend George Takie said: “RIP #MaureenOHara. Thank you for the movies and the memories.”

British Homeland star David Harewood said: “Lost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar. That’s showbiz. Maureen O’Hara #RIP.”

Ron Pealman, star of several popular TV series and films including Sons of Anarchy said: “#MaureenOHara: incomparable. #MovieStar. Back with the Duke and #JohnFord, talkin the best of days……..”

English director Edgar Wright said: “R.I.P. Maureen O’Hara. A redhead so striking they invented Technicolor for her.”

A post from the Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account read: “Not many women in Hollywood as beautiful, regal and fiery as Maureen O’Hara.”

Colombian fashion writer Nina Garcia said: “How Green Was My Valley is one of my favorites movies. Nostalgia by John Ford. Today we lose #MaureenOHara the silver screen has lost a myth.”

Former child actress and internet broadcaster Mara Wilson, who starred in the 1994 remake of one of O’Hara’s classic films Miracle on 34th Street, said: “Rest in peace, Maureen O’Hara. You were an inspiration to those of us who worked on the ’94 Miracle, and to so many others.”