RIP Dick Gregory: Celebrities Pay Homage To His Comedy and Contributions

Linda Davidson

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!