Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe lead celebrity tributes to Christchurch terror attack

Mail Online | 3/16/2019 | Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
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Chris Hemsworth and Russell Crowe are among celebrities to have paid tribute in the wake of the mosque terror attack.

New Zealand-born Oscar winner Russell Crowe was among the first celebrities to pay tribute after 49 people lost their lives in Friday's massacre when Australian Brenton Tarrant stormed into two Christchurch mosques.

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'40 dead in NZ. Senseless, pointless, cruel deaths. My heart breaks for all the families involved, and for the beautiful people of New Zealand to whose hearts this pain will attach, for a long time. Kia Kaha,' Crowe tweeted on Friday.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth also paid tribute.

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'Much love NZ, my heart goes out to all those involved in this tragedy, victims families friends,' he posted.

His heartwarming tweet touched the hearts of many Kiwi fans.

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'Whilst not in Christchurch this has devastated the entire population of the land I call home. Arohanui Aotearoa,' one fan replied.

Another wrote: 'From the heart of the event we are all in shock. Daughter was in lockdown I was sent home from work. Big thanks to emergency services. Kia kaha.'

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New Zealand actor Sam Neill described the tragedy as horrific.

'This beyond grotesque horrific white supremacist terrorist crime in OUR, YOUR little country. With love and heartbreak to the Muslim community of Aotearoa, we are with you. You are us. We are all New Zealanders. Kia kaha. We weep together,' he tweeted.

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He added on Saturday: 'We struggle to grasp the immense scale of this grotesque Christchurch terrorist attack. The grotesque white supremacist ideology behind this atrocity, the slaughter of our brothers and sisters. Again to the Muslim community in NZ- we love you and weep with you.'

Former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn also expressed shock about the tragic news from his homeland.

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