Zachary Quinto leads Hollywood tributes to Tab Hunter

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Following the death of actor Tab Hunter on Sunday, tributes have poured in for the star.

The Hollywood legend and gay icon died from cardiac arrest three days shy of his 87th birthday.

Zachary Quinto posted to Instagram: ‘So sad to wake up to the news of the passing of Tab Hunter.

‘I was honored to get to know him in the past year and am so grateful to have experienced his sheer joy and love of life. And what a life!

‘Such a rich experience. Such a vital and generous nature. And such a pioneer of self-acceptance and moving through This world with authenticity as his guide.

‘He will be missed greatly. May he rest in peace.’

Quinto, alongside JJ Abrams, is currently producing a movie about Hunter for Paramount. The project chronicles Hunter’s affair with actor Anthony Perkins in the 1950s, using his autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential as its source.

His memoir was a New York Times best-seller upon its release in 2005. It followed Hunter’s struggles to come to terms with his sexuality as a Hollywood leading man.

Hunter’s husband Allan Glaser is also involved in the movie’s production. Glaser previously produced a documentary based on the same book in 2015.

Many other stars have lined up to commemorate Hunter.

George Takei: ‘Tab Hunter was a trailblazer and icon’

George Takei took to Twitter to remember his achievements. He wrote: ‘Tab Hunter was so much more than a teen heartthrob—he was a celebrated actor, trailblazer, and an icon for the LGBTQ community. Brad and I extend our deepest condolences to his husband, Allan Glaser.

‘RIP, Tab. You will be sorely missed.’

See below the outpouring of condolences from stars across social media.

Also on Gay Star News:

BREAKING: Hollywood legend Tab Hunter dead aged 86

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