Shimon Peres with US singer Barbara Streisand after she sang at two songs durings Peres' 90th birthday celebration in 2013..
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As the world reacted to the death of Shimon Peres on Wednesday, celebrities from Tel Aviv to Hollywood paid tribute to him.
American singer Barbra Streisand shared her memories of Peres on Instagram and Twitter, calling him “a voice of reason.”
“President Shimon Peres was a voice of reason who also happened to have the sensibility of a poet... thoughtful and soft-spoken, but his words echoed loudly around the world,” she wrote.
“His mind was expansive and his heart was compassionate,” the Jewish film star said. “He was a brilliant statesman, gifted with the ability to listen to others who did not share his views and still remained determined to find a path forward.”
World-famous singer and actress Madonna also took to social media to pay homage to Peres, whom she called "a remarkable human being." The kabbalah practitioner praised Peres's peace work, calling him a symbol of peace for Israel and the whole world. "And Guess what else I Love Palestinians," she added.
American pop singer Paula Abdul shared her condolences on twitter.
Sharon stone, actress and film producer, tweeted, "Godspeed my friend."
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli's mother, Tzipi, posted an undated photograph from years past to Instagram of her family members alongside Peres.
Former Miss Israel, Tahounia Rubel, remembered Peres, posting a video with him and writing "Thank you for who you were."