After his passing, Ramsess was additionally remembered by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who mirrored on the impression he made whereas working at her distribution firm, ARRAY.
“Regal,” she wrote alongside an Instagram post featuring photos of Ramsess on-set, “That is the phrase that involves thoughts once I consider him. He walked like a king. And to me, all the time acted like one.”
DuVernay famous that the tragedy “makes the hearts of all who knew him break into one million items.”
“I bear in mind at some point on set, we did not have sufficient Black background actors for a key scene,” the Selma director recalled. “I needed to recruit my crew members to be on-camera. Taraja was the primary to say sure. Sure, I am going to do my actual job after which soar into this wild scene taking part in a troublesome man with a gun for you. From there – everybody else stated sure too.”
That second, for DuVernay, spoke to the guts of Ramsess’ character.
She added, “He was that type of particular person. A frontrunner. A lightweight. Taraja. His identify is like music. We are going to proceed to sing it. Bless his soul. Bless his reminiscence. Bless his family members and the various comrades he leaves right here as he journeys on.”