Former President Barack Obama commemorated recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking’s death with a photo of himself, repeating a well worn pattern of his presidency.
Have fun out there among the stars. pic.twitter.com/S285MTwGtp
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 14, 2018
Obama last repeated this gesture after the death of renowned boxer Muhammad Ali showing himself sitting underneath a photo of Ali.
He shook up the world, and the world’s better for it. Rest in peace, Champ. pic.twitter.com/z1yM3sSLH3
— President Obama (@POTUS44) June 4, 2016
The former president repeated the trend with civil rights icon Rosa Parks, Arnold Palmer, Nelson Mandela, and 9/11.
In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country. pic.twitter.com/C502SKfJnj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 1, 2013
Here’s to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold. pic.twitter.com/UlyfpIBOL2
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 26, 2016
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) December 5, 2013