Emmy-nominated hairstylist Charles Gregory Ross has died of coronavirus. Following the announcement of Ross' passing, many Hollywood stars such as Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels have paid tribute to the renowned hairstylist.
Ross's impressive resume includes Remember The Titans, Drumline, Lackawanna Blues, Survivor's Remorse and many other films and television series. He frequently worked with Perry on many of his television shows and was also his stylist for the Dick Cheney film, Vice. Ross' work will be seen in the upcoming releases Zola and Daniels' The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
RIP Charles Gregory. He did my hair for the Academy Awards, Lila and Eve and Madea Goes to Jail. Another loss from the deadly Coronavirus. Rest well. May God’s peace be with your family. You were a jewel ❤???????????????? pic.twitter.com/jgK4UV0Jr5
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 9, 2020
"RIP Charles Gregory. He did my hair for the Academy Awards, Lila and Eve and Madea Goes to Jail. Another loss from the deadly Coronavirus," wrote Davis on her Twitter page. "Rest well. May God’s peace be with your family. You were a jewel."
DuVernay wrote, "God bless you and keep you in His Kingdom forever. You lit up every room you entered and every path you crossed. Thank you for your warmth and your wisdom and your wonderful spirit. Please watch over us and keep loving us. We will keep loving you and will never forget you. Your memory will be our blessing.” Ross worked on DuVernay's DMZ pilot for HBO Max.
On March 25, Ross revealed on his Instagram page that he contracted COVID-19. He also used the announcement to advise others to take the pandemic seriously.
View this post on Instagram
I was fortunate to finally work with @charlesgregorytherenowned. He was a BRILLIANT hairstylist and did his MAGIC on @usvsbillieholiday ..Whenever l complained about anyone’s hair he’d say “lemme just slap some grease on it.. it’ll be ok”! ????.. and it was!!! .. the virus took him today. Please say a prayer for this wonderful man and his family. ????????????
Our thoughts go out to his loved ones at this time.
From Harlem to Hollywood, get the Black entertainment news you need in your inbox daily.