Celebrities mourn the loss of 'rock star' Cummings
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Many in Hollywood are mourning the death of Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse to vote next week on bill to create women's history museum The Hill's Morning Report - Icy moments between Trump, Pelosi mark national address Baltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings MORE (D-Md.), calling the Maryland Democrat a "rock star" and "a giant among men."


Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died Thursday "due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said. The longtime lawmaker — who was one of the House committee chairmen leading the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE — was 68.

After news of his death broke early in the morning, celebrities — many of them who have publicly denounced Trump — took to social media to praise Cummings. 


Comedian Chelsea Handler said she regretted never having met Cummings, while musician Questlove shared a simple message of "respect" for the late congressman.  


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Respect to Elijah Cummings.

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