As soon as news of Charles Manson's death broke late Sunday night, people took to social media right away to express their feelings about the infamous leader of the murderous 1960s cult.
Among them were some popular celebrities, including actress Mia Farrow and author Stephen King.
Farrow shared a photo of her friend and actress Sharon Tate, who was 81/2 months pregnant when she was murdered by the Manson "family," along with the caption, "Charlie Manson is dead - good riddance."
Charlie Manson is dead -good riddance pic.twitter.com/7cWkgVTEFV— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 20, 2017
Just a few hours later, King also sent out a tweet addressing Manson's death, alluding to the fact that he was going to hell.
Satan to Manson: “Yo, Charlie! What took you so long, broheim? Have a seat by the fire, and let me stick this red-hot poker up your butt!”— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 20, 2017
Other famous stars like Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame, and comedian Arsenio Hall, also didn't hold back on their feelings towards Manson.
Press now writing "fiery-eyed" and "mastermind" disgust me as much as Manson. Try coward, abuser, con-artist, murderer.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) November 20, 2017
How dare they interrupt my 🎶 jam with Breaking News about Manson‼️— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) November 20, 2017
But it was actor Bryan Cranston's eerie recount of how he crossed paths with Manson that had everyone, including himself, shuddering.
The Malcolm in the Middle star shared a story of the time he came across the dangerous criminal in 1968, just a year before he instructed his "family" to embark on a gruesome killing spree in his name, in Los Angeles.
Cranston wrote that as soon as he heard Manson was dead he "shuddered" because it reminded him of how close he got to the "man with crazy eyes whom the hippies called Charlie."
He continued, "I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969. Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch...[SIC]"
Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969. Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) November 20, 2017
Although this may have been the first time that some of Cranston's followers are hearing this story, it wasn't the only time he has shared it.
The award-winning actor previously talked about his chilling encounter during an interview in 2016.
"I didn’t actually meet Charles Manson, but I was as close as I am to you," Cranston told the interviewer sitting next to him. The actor was just 12-years-old when he and his cousin visited Spahn Ranch, where Manson was arrested after the murders.
"We were renting the horses and this young guy, bearded guy, came in screaming, ‘Charlie’s on the hill!’ And about a dozen people galloped away," he recalled. "On the horse was this little bearded guy with with big, dark eyes and wild hair. It was crazy. I couldn’t take my eyes off him."
You can watch Cranston tell the story in the video below: