On Sunday night, Grammy award winning singer H.E.R. delivered an emotional performance to pay tribute to those who lost their lives over the last 12 months.
Dressed in a custom pink Vera Wang gown, the artist sat at the piano to sing Prince's song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in honour of several stars. She later stood up to play the electric guitar.
A speech Boseman read out at Howard University in 2018 played behind the star as she finished her performance.
The poem reads: ‘Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It's the reason you're on the planet at this particular time in history.
‘The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.’
The Black Panther star died on August 28 after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.
In a video shared to her Instagram page earlier this month, his Marvel co-star Letitia Wright recited a poem she wrote for her 'brother', in which she reflected on his bravery and the memories they shared.
'You always moved with grace and ease. Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place,' a line of the poem read.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life was also marked at the awards show. The 87-year-old died on Friday night due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
‘RBG’, as she was commonly referred to, served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death.
'On Friday, we lost a great American,' the ceremony’s host Jimmy Kimmel said during his introduction of the In Memoriam montage.
'Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a passionate and tireless champion of equality and justice whose legacy was to make life a little better for people less fortunate than she.
'Sounds like pretty good words to live by to me.'
Following her passing, several celebrities and politicians took to social media to pay tribute to the feminist.
'Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited,' wrote Brie Larson on Twitter.
'Rest In Peace RBG . Thank you for everything you brought to this world,' added Gal Gadot on Instagram.
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”— Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 19, 2020
Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll keep pushing our way into all the places we’ve yet to be invited.
Diana Rigg, who died on September 10 at the age of 82, was also featured in the heartfelt tribute.
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