Celebrities React To Toni Morrison’s Death By Sharing Her Most Memorable Words

Toni Morrison, American writer, novelist, editor, Torino, Italy, September 2012. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

Celebrities React To Toni Morrison’s Death By Sharing Her Most Memorable Words

Gabrielle Union, Don Cheadle, Lena Waithe and more speak on her legacy.

Published August 6th

Toni Morrison, one of the world's most revered literary icons, died on Monday night, her publisher confirmed. She was 88.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and first-ever African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize is most remembered for relating multiple facets of the Black experience in her heralded novels including Beloved, Song of Solomon, Home and The Bluest Eye.

Morrison has touched millions of lives through her work, which saw her boast an active career that spanned more than six decades. Celebrities including Gabrielle Union, Don Cheadle, Lena Waithe, Shonda Rhimes and more have taken the time to remember her, with some using her own wise words to relay their heartbreak.

May she rest in peace.

Take a look, below:

  1. Gabrielle Union
  2. Marc Lamont Hill
  3. Natasha Rothwell
  4. Stacey Abrams
  5. Shonda Rhimes
  6. Lena Waithe
  7. Wendell Pierce
  8. Don Cheadle
  9. George Takei
  10. Chance the Rapper

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

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