Hollywood remembers Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll was in her lifetime many things: a singular talent, a trailblazer, a breaker of barriers.

In the wake of her death at age 84, Carroll is being remembered as all those things and so much more by her friends and colleagues in Hollywood — both those who had the privilege to work with her and those who simply had the chance to stand on the shoulders of her great accomplishments.

Ava DuVernay

“Diahann Carroll walked this earth for 84 years and broke ground with every footstep. An icon. One of the all-time greats. She blazed trails through dense forests and elegantly left diamonds along the path for the rest of us to follow. Extraordinary life. Thank you, Ms. Carroll.” — via Twitter

Holly Robinson Peete

“This one cuts deeply. My mom & Ms Diahann were friends since they were 14. She was a pioneer on so many levels. She made me believe I could be on television! I loved & cherished and idolized her like a daughter…RIP Diahann Carroll thank you for the gift of your life.” — via Twitter