When the news broke about the death of actor Jason Lee, fans were left to wonder what could possibly be the cause of his sudden passing.
In fact, fans took to social media to speculate as to what could be the reason behind his sudden demise.
“I’m in shock and I can’t really say why but I’m assuming that it’s because he’s going through some kind of illness,” tweeted actress Mandy Patinkin.
“He was a really good person and a really great actor and I miss him,” added singer Tove Lo.
“It’s a sad day.
I can only imagine what’s going on, and I’m sad for him,” wrote actor and rapper Jay Electronica.
“The world needs to know the truth.
You’re a good man.
You are a hero,” wrote rapper Jay Rock.
“Jason Lee died from an unexpected disease and he will be missed,” tweeted former NFL player Brian Cushing.
I lost a dear friend,” tweeted actor Adam Baldwin.
“We lost a great friend to a disease that we will never know,” tweeted writer and former NFL football player Mike Williams.
“God help us,” tweeted singer/songwriter Mike Perry.
“Drywalls,” the song that the comedian, actor and musician performed at the end of last month’s Season 8 finale, became a rallying cry for fans after Lee’s death.
The song was featured prominently in the Season 8 premiere.
“How many times do we have to say this?
Drywall is the best,” the lyric reads.
“Do we love you?
Do we love the drywall?
Do you love the people who live here?
Drywalls is the only thing we have.”
Fans began sharing the song on social media and soon the hashtag #DryWall was trending on Twitter.
In a video posted on March 20, rapper A$AP Rocky also posted a video of himself performing the song at the Super Bowl and said, “I feel like I’m on the other side of the wall.
Drywall’s all over the place.
It’s like, ‘I can’t believe we did this.’
I’m a very good person.
I’m honest and I take responsibility for what I do.
I know it’s bad, but it’s all right.
You can’t change this.
It was a good decision to go out there and do this.”
The song’s lyrics also referenced his wife, whom he had been dating since they were dating in 2016.
“You know how much I miss her and we’re both so blessed,” he said.
“This whole time I’ve been going, ‘God, I wish I could be in her shoes and do what she’s doing.'”
On March 24, the day after Lee died, actor Josh Gad posted a message on his Instagram page.
“RIP, Jason Lee,” he wrote.
“My love for you has been my life for a long time and we were both doing the best we could in the world.
I miss you and hope that you’ll never see me.
“I wish Jason would be here today,” added actor John Goodman.
“Thank you for being an inspiration to so many people,” actor George Takei said.
Former NFL player Troy Carter tweeted a video with a photo of himself holding Lee’s hand and said he’s “in disbelief.”
“He’s the one who gave me a job and helped me get to this point in my life,” he told “The View.”
“The way that you raised your kids is the reason that I’m alive and not in a coma,” he added.
“That’s what Jason did for me.
He took me through hell.”
Actor and comedian Jason Bateman tweeted that “I have to ask, what are the odds that he’s dying?” actor John Leguizamo tweeted that he was “in shock” and “really sad” for the family.
“Just a quick update,” he tweeted.
“Im in shock, really sad.
God, please keep him.
I love you, Jason.
You were my hero.”
Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis tweeted that Lee was “one of the most incredible people to ever step foot on a football field.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lee family,” he posted.
“Our hearts are heavy with grief for this senseless loss.”
Actor Will Ferrell also posted his thoughts on Twitter, “The death of Jason Lee is a great loss for all of us.
His work was an inspiration for so many of us, and his music touched so many.
The world is a better place for Jason’s legacy.
Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted that the song “just says so much” about his “heartbroken” wife.
“Patton, I know you’ve been in so much pain, but I am so sad for your wife,” he shared.
“But you know, she had the greatest life.
So many amazing people.
So thankful for her.”