Heartfelt messages paying homage to the late André Leon Talley are permeating throughout the internet. After word spread that the trailblazing fashion icon had passed away, celebrities, journalists and many in the fashion world penned touching tributes sharing cherished memories of the star and expressing condolences to his family.

Anna Wintour, who formed a tight bond with Talley during his years-long tenure as Vogue’ s creative director, published an emotional message that highlighted the impact on her life as well as others in fashion industry.

The loss of André is felt by so many of us today: the designers he enthusiastically cheered on every season, and who loved him for it; the generations he inspired to work in the industry, seeing a figure who broke boundaries while never forgetting where he started from; those who knew fashion, and Vogue, simply because of him; and, not forgetting, the multitude of colleagues over the years who were consistently buoyed by every new discovery of André’s, which he would discuss loudly, and volubly—no one could make people more excited about the most seemingly insignificant fashion details than him. Even his stream of colorful faxes and emails were a highly anticipated event, something we all looked forward to,” she wrote. “Yet it’s the loss of André as my colleague and friend that I think of now; it’s immeasurable. He was magnificent and erudite and wickedly funny—mercurial, too. Like many decades-long relationships, there were complicated moments, but all I want to remember today, all I care about, is the brilliant and compassionate man who was a generous and loving friend to me and to my family for many, many years, and who we will all miss so much.”

Tyra Banks, who worked alongside the fashion icon during her days on “America’s Next Top Model, said that “being in his presence was so magical.” In Tracee Ellis Ross’ tribute, she remembered ALT as a “grand and glamorous, complex and marvelous” man.

Talley passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 18) at a hospital in White Plains, New York after battling an unknown illness. He was 73 years old.

Look below to see some of the tributes written in his honor.