American tennis great Serena Williams is not only a tennis player but is also extremely active when it comes to protecting and defending the rights of the people. Additionally, another tennis star Coco Gauff belongs to the same group as Serena. Although both come from different generations, both are icons for tennis and for defending the rights of people. They together had mourned the death of their great leader John Lewis.
Serena is a victim of racism and has also come over at the top. On the other hand, Gauff is in the news for her active participation in the protests after the death incident of George Floyd in America.
Recently, the death of John Lewis has left all in a state of shock. The civil rights legend passed away at the age of 80 years. Moreover, he was also a patient of cancer since the last six (6) months.
A Statement From The Family Read About John Lewis
“It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the passing of U.S Rep. John Lewis. He was honored and respected as the conscience of the US Congress and an icon of American history. But we knew him as a loving father and brother. He was a stalwart champion in the ongoing struggle to demand respect for dignity.
He dedicated his entire life to non-violent activism. Additionally, he was an outspoken advocate in the struggle for equal justice in America. He will be deeply missed.”
The tennis icons also celebrated the legend’s legacy and life. While Serena posted a picture of her where she poses with John, Coco came up with a message through her tweet. The tweet read, “Thank you for your legacy and leadership. Rest in peace, Mr. John Lewis.”
Moreover, John was born in the year 1940 in Alabama, America. Other famous personalities like Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sloane Stephens, and the whole of America also gave tribute to John, the man who never gave up.