August 27th, 2009
03:43 PM ET

Babs mourns Ted Kennedy

Add Barbra Streisand to the list of notables mourning Sen. Edward Kennedy.

In a statement, she lionized the "Lion of the Senate" as someone who "inspired so many millions of us with his wisdom and compassion."

She added, "He is gone, but he leaves us with his vision of America to guide us and his clear voice that will reverberate forever.  He was always a fighter for justice, working to help those left behind.  He will be terribly missed."

Streisand donated several thousand dollars to Kennedy's re-election campaigns over the years.  Her publicist tells CNN the singer won't be attending the senator's funeral on Saturday because she is in Europe.

Bill Cosby is also reacting to Sen. Kennedy's death.  On his Twitter feed he wrote, "The void left by his passing must be filled carefully, thoughtfully and most importantly with integrity."

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