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After her gay friend died of cancer, Kesha started a sweet online tribute

Blake Brockway and Kesha
Blake Brockway and KeshaPhoto: Instagram/Kesha

The pop singer Kesha announced the death of LGBTQ activist and friend Black Brockway on Instagram, asking people who knew him to send her photos of her friend.

Brockway, an activist who worked in southern states to advance equality, knew a lot of people – and they have responded with a gorgeous array of photos highlighting the young man’s life and the love behind it.

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“Animals, Please send me any pictures of Blake you have,” the singer posted on Instagram along with photos of the two of them together. “We’ve lost an angel today.”

On Facebook, the photos and tributes also started pouring in. Brockway was on the Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign and worked for Equality Florida, touching a lot of lives.

“Anyone lucky enough to know Blake, knows that his heart and passion for the people and things he loves cannot be matched,” his friend Erin Miller posted on a GoFundMe to raise money for his treatment. “He gives everything he can to those in his life, and through his personal and professional activism, to many many more. His impact on all our lives has been huge.”

The fundraiser has since been updated to say the money will be used to cover funeral expenses.

Blake Brockway, I still can’t believe you’re gone. You came into my life too late and left WAY too soon. I still can’t…

Posted by Kameron V Kilchrist on Monday, April 13, 2020

The news of your death reminds me that life is still happening even in midst of all this craziness. I think it is also…

Posted by Densil Delayahu Porteous on Monday, April 13, 2020

So sad to come home from work & see you have passed on, Blake Brockway. You were always so kind & full of life. From…

Posted by Michael Turner on Monday, April 13, 2020

dearest Blake, oh my darling boy. i have so much to tell you, but clearly it will all have to wait & perhaps will no…

Posted by Capucine Monk on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

So yesterday this beautiful human being was taken from this world at 33 y/o. Cancer is a bitch. Blake Brockway, you…

Posted by Jennifer Twidle Lewis on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

 

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