Charles Gregory Ross, one of entertainment mogul Tyler Perry crew members has died from coronavirus.
After the news broke, Perry pleaded with the black people to take COVID-19 seriously and to practice social distancing.
Dear Black People,
“Today it’s with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of one of our crew members. Mr. Charles Gregory was a hairstylist that had worked with us for many years. The man was warm, loving and hilarious, he wrote on Instagram. We all loved to see him coming and hear his laughter. Charles lost his battle with COVID-19 today. It saddens me to think of him dying this way. My sincerest prayers are with his family.”
“I heard a black person say, “Black people don’t get it.” That is a lie! You can get it, and you will get it if we don’t do what we’re being told to do.”
Actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also paid tribute to Ross:
“My heart is truly broken to learn that Charles Gregory lost his battle with the corona virus, Spencer wrote. My prayers and thoughts are with his family. #RIPCharlesGregory”
RIP Charles Gregory. He did my hair for the Academy Awards, Lila and Eve and Madea Goes to Jail, Viola wrote. Another loss from the deadly Coronavirus. Rest well. May God’s peace be with your family. You were a jewel.”