Actress Meagan Good shares a heartfelt tribute to her godfather, NFL legend Jim Brown.
She wrote on her social media account, “I hate posts about death. .. so I’ll make this one about Life . Jim .. My Godpop .. my mentor .. my best friend.. you changed the trajectory of my Life as a young woman. You listened .. saw me when I felt unseen.. you gave a tiny black girl a big voice ..and an unapologetic attitude.. Encouraged me to walk boldly to the beat of my own drum. To be humble + of service. Taught me to never to stand by when I see injustice.. encouraged me to be the best and freest actress I could be.. taught me to pursue a positive mindset + a spirit of not complaining- but instead action when things aren’t fair.. Reminded me it’s always bigger than me and to use the platform God has so graciously given me for good.
You. Changed. My. Life.”
Good continued, “The pain of never hearing your huge but calm chuckle again is immeasurable.. the grief of never getting to sit with you + have our meeting of the minds .. to be encouraged that my perspective is unique, God-given, authentic, and is much needed.I miss you tremendously already. I’m heartbroken. .. yet I am overwhelmed with so much gratitude 🙏🏾 of having been at the feet of one of the most phenomenon Giants the world has ever known-and doesn’t truly know the fullness of.. one of the greatest minds of a lifetime .. one of the biggest 🤎s for others I’ll ever get to know. Thank you for loving me. Thank you and Monique for taking me + my family under your wings. Thank you for being the catalyst for so much of the quality of the woman I am today. I love you in this life and the next- forever. Your Goddaughter
We reported that Jim Brown passed away at 87 after his battle with dementia. We will continue to keep his family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers.