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Celebrities react to the death of Florida activist Oluwatoyin Salau


Friends and family of Oluwatoyin Salau are in mourning today, after the body of the 19-year-old Tallahassee, FL activist was recovered by police, the victim of an apparent homicide.

Following a local #BlackLivesMatter protest on Friday, June 5, Salau, who often went by the nickname "Toyin," parted with her friends for an undetermined destination, having fled "unjust living conditions" in her family home. In a haunting series of tweets that would prove her last, Salau would recount what happened from there.











She was reported missing that same day, and the Tallahassee Police Department is said to have been made aware of her tweets. By the time Salau was found on Sunday, however, it was too late.

Upon confirming Salau's death today, the TPD has also announced that a suspect, identified as 49-year-old Aaron Glee, Jr., is in custody. No further details of the investigation have been released as of this posting.


—Brent Faiyaz


—Chloe x Halle


—Kehlani


—Barry Jenkins


—Rome Flynn


ETA: At the time of her disappearance, Toyin was actively seeking refuge from her abusive parents and siblings, who have since attempted to financially benefit from her death via GoFundMe. Please direct any funds to the Cash App of her friend Danaya Hemphill at $DHemphill21. (Source)

Sources: [Salau's Twitter,]1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Tallahassee Democrat, [misc celeb Twitters]1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rest in power, Toyin 💔 #SayHerName
Tags: #blacklivesmatter, celebrity reactions, celebrity social media, death, race / racism, sensitive content, sexual misconduct
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