Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King‘s assassination. Many celebrities honored his death by posting on social media.


Screenwriter, author, television producer and showrunner for Grey’s AnatomyShonda Rhimes tweeted, “Thank you,” to honor King’s memory.

Rapper Common referenced on Twitter that King died when he was “only 39 years old.”


Ex-president of the United Stated on Scandal, Tony Goldwyn shared a quote from King.

“Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.” #MLK50

— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) April 4, 2018

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shared a video of a original song from his elementary school teacher.

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Good morning. We start with a song for Dr. King by my elementary school music teacher Ms Ames

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 4, 2018


Ava DuVernay also referenced King’s age when he was killed and added a solemn picture of King in his casket.

He was 39 years old. #MLK50

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 4, 2018


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