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Entertainers, athletes share their heartbreak over Tree of Life shootings

November 20, 2018

Condolences, prayers and calls to action to end senseless violence continue to pour in from around the world in the aftermath of the Oct. 27 mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill.

Actor Tom Hanks, who has been in Pittsburgh recently filming “You Are My Neighbor,” about children’s television pioneer and longtime Squirrel Hill resident Fred Rogers, was among the first to respond, retweeting a photo of a sign in front of Pittsburgh house that read “Love Thy Neighbor, No Exceptions.” Hanks had first tweeted the photo earlier in the month.

Other celebrities and athletes also have been sharing what is on their hearts, including Kennedy Township native Michael Keaton:

Comedian and talk show host Seth Meyers, a Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan, whose father hailed from Pittsburgh:

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman:

Entertainer Bette Midler:

Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds:

Television and radio host Larry King:

Actor Henry Winkler:

Actor Jason Alexander:

Singer and actress Sara Bareilles:

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald:

Actress Jennifer Beals:

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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