Grammy Award winner singer & songwriter Lenny Kravitz was quick to lead a tribute to baseball legend, Hank Aaron, who had passed away in his sleep, on January 22, at the age of 86.
Kravitz went to his social media accounts a day after Aaron’s passing; he posted a two-photo gallery, which includes a childhood photo of himself that sees him playing guitar in a t-shirt with Aaron’s poster on it, and a TBT photo of the legend.
Alongside the photos, the MTV Video Music Award-winning artist said goodbye to his hero, who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, with the following words:
“Hank Aaron, my childhood baseball hero, has gone home. Watching him break Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs on television was a monumental moment.”
By referring that Hank was an icon for all the people of color with his incredible power-hitting achievements in his personal and professional life, Kravitz concluded his heartfelt tribute as follows:
“As a young black child, he inspired me to push for excellence. Rest easy Sir. #HankAaron”
As fans might know, the news regarding Aaron’s passing spread once the chairman of his longtime team, the Atlanta Braves, had released the following statement:
“We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank. He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts. His incredible talent and resolve helped him achieve the highest accomplishments, yet he never lost his humble nature.”
As the ‘Hunger Games’ star stated in his tribute, Hank Aaron became a symbol of success in baseball fields especially after he had broken Babe Ruth’s record. Despite his monumental achievements as a baseball player, throughout his sports career, he had to face racist actions such as death threats and hate mails.
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