Celebrities flooded Twitter after Brittany Maynard took her own life. The Portland resident garnered fame after she revealed she would kill herself after learning she was terminally ill and only had six months to live. Stars were moved by her choice to die with dignity, and took to the social media site to share their support.
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) November 3, 2014
Brittany Maynard reminds us that life is so fragile and to live it with dignity and kindness,+ we have a right to choose our fate Bless her.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) November 3, 2014
Sendin a big hug to those who had the pleasure of knowing Brittany Maynard. What a beautiful story, what a strong soul. #RipBrittanyMaynard
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) November 3, 2014
Just read about Brittany Maynard, she had tremendous courage, may she rest in peace.
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) November 3, 2014
Beyond moved of the story about Brittany Maynard. RIP
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) November 3, 2014
Rest in peace Brittany Maynard. Thank you for sharing your story.
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) November 3, 2014
Rest in peace #BrittanyMaynard. You will never be forgotten.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) November 3, 2014
Death With Dignity Advocate and terminally ill Brittany Maynard Dies... Condolences to her husband and… http://t.co/8m4c4SCPib
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) November 3, 2014
"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more," Maynard wrote on Facebook before she died, according to the news site. "The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type. … Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"
Maynard committed suicide in her home Saturday after taking barbiturates prescribed by her doctor. She was 29.
She became the public face of the contentious right-to-die movement in the last month and wanted to bring awareness to assisted suicide. "For people to argue against this choice for sick people really seems evil to me," Marynard told People before her death. "They try to mix it up with suicide and that's really unfair, because there's not a single part of me that wants to die. But I am dying."
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