'Best of three?' British celebs disappointed, resigned in Brexit vote reaction

The people have spoken: as the shocking Brexit vote results came in, British celebrities shared their reaction to the referendum on social media.

Many famous Brits tweet disappointment in the vote to exit the EU

A wide range of famous faces, including (from left) singer-DJ Boy George, author Salman Rushdie, author J.K. Rowling and TV host and actor James Corden, have shared reactions to the Brexit vote. (Associated Press)

As the news of Britain's referendum results came in, British celebrities were quick to chime in on social media to post their reactions.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted up a storm, but perhaps her most poignant online remark was made shortly after the votes were counted:

Meanwhile, actor Hugh Laurie, best known for his lead role as a drug-addicted doctor on the TV show House was more wistful, hoping to still grant the Remain side a sporting chance:

Late night talk show host James Corden, who recently shone as host of the Tony Awards, was just plain sad:

Politically astute songwriter Billy Bragg bemoaned the results:

Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie expressed his disappointment in the result by pointing to a generation gap in voting patterns:

Fantasy author Neil Gaiman was decidedly down-to-earth in his assessment:

80s pop star Boy George tried to temper the anxiety by looking to the future with a touch of boyish optimism: