As you probably know by now, John Lewis, a civil rights icon, a man who was also close to Reverend Martin Luther King and fought for 50 years to improve race relations in America, passed away at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Lewis, a true giant in American history is praised by various popular celebrities after his passing.
Cynthia Bailey also penned a message in his memory as you will see below.
‘“Be hopeful. Be optimistic. Never lose that sense of hope.”-John Lewis Rest in power. Thank you for all your hark work, leadership & service. My sincerest condolences to the friends & family of this great man🙏🏽 #rip #johnlewis #blackexcellence,’ Cynthia captioned her post.
A follower said: ‘Thank you for crawling when they wouldn’t, just let us walk in freedom! RIP, true hero,’ and someone else posted this: ‘Amen. God Bless Mr. Lewis Family & Give them Peace! What a Great Man & Soldier for what is Right! He’ll Be Missed.’
Another commenter said: ‘He was a great man.. a good friend to the late Dr. Sid Williams, the founder of Life Chiropractic college there in Marietta, GA….John Lewis was a great supporter of Chiropractic… And Dr. Sid brought a lot of black students into the profession….Both will be and are missed!’
A lot of people remembered Lewis on social media.
My friend, role model, and activist extraordinaire has passed. Congressman John Lewis taught us how to be an activist. He changed the world without hate, rancor or arrogance. A rare and great man. Rest in Power and may God finally give you peace. #RIPJohnLewis pic.twitter.com/uQY48LoFzx
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) July 18, 2020
Lots of important names paid their tribute online in order to mark the sad passing of John Lewis.