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Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Wears His Mother’s Necklaces in Her Memory

Vulture Awards Season Party
Brian Tyree Henry at the Vulture party.

Brian Tyree Henry had just wrapped production on the first season of Atlanta — Donald Glover’s new FX show, and our pick for the best show this year, in which Henry plays rapper Paper Boi — when he got the news that his mother had died in a car crash in Maryland. “We were very close spiritually,” Henry told Vulture earlier this year, remembering the emotional aftermath after he received news of the tragedy. The actor has found a way to keep his mother’s memory close to him: her jewelry.

At last night’s Vulture Awards Season Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, Henry wore a dark-blue Hugo Boss suit accessorized with a couple of long necklaces, one rosary-like chain of black beads, and another silver chain with a floating crystal the color of aquamarine. “This is my mother’s jewelry,” he told Vulture. “I lost my mother this year, so I went through her jewelry box and grabbed everything that she had. I was like, I will wear her anywhere I go, because all of this greatness and success that’s happening is all because of her, so I want to make sure I represent her wherever I go.” You’re doing mom proud.

Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Wears Mom’s Jewelry