Media mogul Tyler Perry is going to pay for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, the unarmed black man killed by Atlanta police over the weekend.
27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer on June 12, 2020. Perry, whose film and television studios are based in Atlanta, has also offered to pay for the future college educations of Brooks’s four children, ages 13, 8, 2, and 1. In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd, many celebrities have stepped forward to offer direct financial aid to the surviving families of Floyd and other unarmed black victims of police brutality. Boxer Floyd Mayweather offered to pay for Floyd’s funeral expenses. Kanye West donated to the families of Floyd and other recent victims Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Barbra Streisand gave Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, some valuable shares in Disney.