Some of Hollywood’s biggest names, plus a skateboarding legend, are pitching in to help Tyre Nichols‘ mother and stepdad … with big donations to his memorial fund.
TMZ combed through more than 33,000 donations to Tyre’s official GoFundMe and found a ton of celebs who donated money.
“Love Song” singer Sara Bareilles, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk and comedian Lil Rel Howery each pledged $1,000 … as did “Shea Butter Baby” singer Ari Lennox.
The fundraiser is being organized by Tyre’s mom, RowVaughn Wells, who says her and her husband’s lives have been turned upside down by Tyre’s death, which came after he was brutally beaten by Memphis police.
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Lil Rel’s been outspoken about the tragedy, saying Tyre was a peaceful person who should still be alive.
Tyre’s mom says the donations will help cover the costs for her and her husband’s mental health services, plus help them afford to take time off from their 9-5 jobs to focus on “seeking proper justice” for Tyre.
What’s more, Tyre’s mom says the family wants to build a memorial skate park for Tyre “in honor of his love for skating and sunsets.”
This is who Tyre Nichols was — a talented and dedicated skateboarder with SO much life left to live… He didn’t deserve to be tragically taken from his family and community! We will continue to fight for accountability for you Tyre! #JusticeForTyreNichols pic.twitter.com/hYwMnRRZEA
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) January 23, 2023
Tony, the most famous skateboarder ever, appears all-in on building a skate park in Tyre’s honor … he reposted a video of Tyre skating, along with the caption, “Help Tyre’s family (and honor him with a skatepark).”
Other donations pouring in from Hollywood include … $2,300 from “Watchmen” screenwriter Damon Lindelof, $1,500 from “As Told By Ginger” writer Emily Kapnek and $5,000 from Madonna‘s manager, Guy Oseary.
The GoFundMe’s raised $1,313,070 and counting.
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