Actors Chris Tucker, Dick Gregory with Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC on January 20, 2013.

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Celebrities are using their social media to remember Gregory, the iconic satirist and civil rights activist 

Paula Rogo
Aug, 20, 2017

As news of the passing of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory spread Saturday evening and Sunday morning, many took to their social media to remember the giant of a man who spoke truth about humanity in his jokes.

Gregory died on Saturday at the age of 84.

From fellow comedians and actors to scientists and politicos, here is a sampling of those who took a moment to remember Gregory:

Ava Duvernay

Shonda Rhimes

Chance the Rapper

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Amanda Seales

Paul Mooney

Cory Booker

Iyanla Vanzant

Roland Martin

Rev Jesse Jackson Sr.

Cicely Tyson

John Legend

Whoopi Goldberg

DL Hughley

Rest in power!