"I love you for eternity. With all my heart. I am because of you," Washington tweeted with a picture of her holding hands with the groundbreaking actress, who died today of cancer at age 84. Henson tweeted: "thank you for paving the way!!! It was an honor to know you Queen!!! Your legacy will live on through us all!!!" Hilarie Burton, who appeared with Carroll on her last TV series, USA's White Collar, tweeted: "Working with Diahann Carroll was one of the great honors of my career. Funny, classy, stunning, warm. The first scene we shared, I opened an apartment door to find her. She winked at me. Pure mischief. I lost my words. She made this world a more glamorous place." Davis wrote on Instagram: "My greatest blessing is that I had the honor to connect with you on a personal level. You shared your humor, your mess, your mistakes, your talent....You were authentic. As a woman and actress of color that will be your legacy. You left it all on the floor and we were shifted by it. Rest well Queen #DiahannCarroll. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."