'Rest In Power:' Celebrities Honor Trayvon Martin On What Would've Been His 23rd Birthday

Trayvon Martin would've turned 23 today, February 5. Martin was just 17-years-old when he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a member and community watch patroller of the gated community where Martin was visiting relatives. 

Celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to Martin.

Kerry Washington: 


Jesse Williams:

Alyssa Milano:

Tracee Ellis Ross:


HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY // continue to say his name #trayvonmartin

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Aisha Hinds:

Viola Davis:

Mark Ruffalo shared multiple tweets from Million Hoodies about Martin's birthday and the launch of a campaign called #LifeAt23. The campaign is meant to honor Martin and the "lives lost from police brutality and gun violence."

Million Hoodies is "a human rights membership, chapter-based organization building next generation leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence," according to its website. The organization also tweeted about ways to remember Martin, including donating to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

Last February, celebrities came together on the fifth anniversary of Martin's death by sporting grey hoodies that read "Trayvon." It will be six years this month, on February 26.