On his official Instagram account, the iconic musician Elton John shared a quote from civil rights leader John Lewis and expressed his condolences after Lewis’ sad death.
American civil rights leader and politician John Lewis survived a brutal beating by the police officers during a march in Selma, Alabama in 1965 which led him to become a major figure in civil rights movements. Lewis also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 5th congressional district.
The 80-year-old civil rights icon diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in December last year. On July 17, 2020, John Lewis sadly passed away in Atlanta, Georgia after a six-month battle with cancer.
Recently, the legendary musician Sir Elton John shared a quote from John Lewis on his official Instagram account and expressed his condolences after the death of the great leader.
Here’s Lewis’ quote Elton John shared on Instagram:
“I have fought too hard and for too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. “
On the caption of his post, Elton John mentioned what a wonderful person Lewis was and paid tribute to him for all the great work he had done.
Here’s how Elton John said goodbye to Congressman John Lewis for the last time:
“RIP Congressman John Lewis. One of the finest Americans ever. A legacy, rich with humanity and equality for all. “
You can see the post that Sir Elton John shared on his official Instagram account below.