President Barack Obama led the tributes to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres who died at 93 following a massive stroke two weeks ago.

Read Obama’s full statement on Peres’ death here.

Barbra Streisand weighed in this morning:

My heart is bleeding…my tears are falling…because President Shimon Peres is no longer in this world. He was a father figure not only to his beloved country of Israel, but also to me, because he was what I imagined my father would have been like.

Read Streisand’s full statement here:

I will miss Shimon Peres, my brilliant and eloquent friend. His life was a blessing to all who strive for peace.