Stars around the world have sent their love and prayers to Nice as the city in the south of France grapples with the aftermath of a terror attack on Thursday night (July 14). A speeding lorry drove into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais, killing at least 84 people.
French President Francois Hollande gave a televised address, fighting back tears as he said the nation had been "badly hit" and that the tragedy was of an "undeniable terrorist nature".
Three days of national mourning will also commence on Saturday for the victims, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced.
The comedian tweeted a simple yet powerful message, "Enough #PrayForNice," while Kim wrote: "My heart goes out to everyone in Nice. Lots of prayers being sent your way. God the world needs you."
"My heart breaks for France. How do we stop this?" wrote Boy George.
Rihanna was in Nice at the time but her representative confirmed that she was "safe". Likewise, the cast and crew of Fifty Shades Darker have all been accounted for and are "safe and sound", the film's makers said.
Politicians have also shown their support for the European nation and its leader, Mr Hollande. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his country's shock over the attacks, stating that "Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity is with the French people."
US President Barack Obama released a statement, writing: "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest alley, as they respond to and recover from this attack.
"On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and demoncratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life."
See more celebrities who shared their sadness:
What's happening in this world ? #PrayForNice
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 14, 2016
— Suki Waterhouse (@sukiwaterhouse) July 14, 2016
My heart goes out to France. #PrayForNice
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 14, 2016
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
I loved my time in Paris. I'm so sorry to all the people affected by today's cowardly act. https://t.co/j4RDcu4YoB
— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) July 14, 2016
To our brothers and sisters in Nice, we stand with you, we pray for you, we mourn for you. #PrayForNice
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 14, 2016
#prayforfrance I don't know how many more mass shootings/bombings/attacks this universe can handle. Who has the power to demand peace?
— Sara Foster (@saramfoster) July 14, 2016
Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our world ❤️ my heart is broken
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) July 14, 2016
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
It never ends, heartbroken... #PrayForNice
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 14, 2016
My heart goes out to France right now
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) July 14, 2016
My heart is with France.
— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) July 14, 2016
Our hearts go out to the French people right now. #FrenchNationalDay
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) July 14, 2016
Sending love to friends in France #Nice
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2016
Anger breeding pain and death, over and over and over. Such a tragedy. Such a waste. Such a shame.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) July 14, 2016
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) July 14, 2016