Tyre Nichols' GoFundMe: Top celeb donors, from Tony Hawk to Sara Bareilles and many more
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Row Vaughn Wells, the mother of Tyre Nichols, started a memorial fund on Friday, January 27, and as of Saturday afternoon, January 28, it had amassed more than $600,000, as per reports. On February 1, GoFundMe donations stood at $1,324,520, with a goal of $1,500,000. The GoFundMe was started to assist the family in paying for mental health services, time off work for Tyre's mother and her husband, Rodney Row Vaughn Wells, to grieve their son's death, and other related costs.
The page has received donations from several celebrities, including Tony Hawk, Sara Beth Bareilles, Lil Rel Howery, Emily Kapnek, Damon Lindelof, and Guy Oseary.
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Skateboarder Tony Hawk has pledged a donation of $1000 to Tyre Nichols' GoFundMe. One of the most well-known skateboarders in the world, Hawk now controls a skateboarding empire that includes clothes, gear, merchandising licensing, video games, and media content, according to SurferToday.
Sara Beth Bareilles
Actress, singer, and songwriter Sara Beth Bareilles also extended her support to the grieving family with a $1000 donation. Bareilles has sold over 15 million singles in addition to over three million albums. She has also won the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance, as reported by New Yorker.
Lil Rel Howery
Actor and Comedian Lil Rel Howery also made a donation of $1000 to the GoFundMe for Tyre Nichols. Howery is best recognized for his roles as Robert Carmichael in NBC's 'The Carmichael Show' and as Transportation Security Administration officer Rod Williams in the horror film 'Get Out'. He is also well-known for his part as Charlie in Netflix's 2018 post-apocalyptic horror-thriller 'Bird Box'. Additionally, he had an appearance in Kevin Hart's 'Guide to Black History', a comedic special, according to Themoviedb,
Emily Kapnek made a donation of $1500 to Tyre Nichols' GoFundMe. The TV producer, writer, and creator was born on March 27, 1972, as per Wikiwand. She wrote the theme songs for various shows and served as a consulting producer for 'Parks and Recreation'. She is wed to writer/producer Dan Lagana, and the couple has two children.
Damon Laurence Lindelof, a screenwriter, and producer, donated $2300 to Tyre Nichos' GoFundMe page. He was the co-creator and showrunner of the TV series 'Lost' and also produced and wrote for 'Crossing Jordan' (2001–2004) and 'Nash Bridges' (2000–01). He also co-created the HBO television series 'The Leftovers', according to Themoviedb.
Israeli-American talent manager, investor, and writer Guy Oseary donated $5000 to Tyre's GoFundMe. He was born on October 3, 1972, in Jerusalem, Israel, as reported by Times Of Israel. He managed Madonna before moving on to manage the Irish rock group U2. Guy Oseary has had an eventful career, including managing musicians, investing in the early days of the internet, and most recently, starting his own business in the burgeoning fields of NFTs and Web3 entertainment.
What happened to Tyre Nichols?
Police pulled over Nichols on January 7 at 8.30 pm on suspicion of reckless driving. Nichols left after a "confrontation" that resulted in a fight. He was then discovered and allegedly assaulted once more by police near Castlegate Lane and Bear Creek Cove. Nichols reported breathing difficulties, so an ambulance was sent to the area, according to TBI Director David Rausch. According to DailyMail, Nichols was then taken to a hospital in critical condition, as reported by MEAWW.