Tributes pour in for actress and activist Ruby Dee

Last Updated Jun 12, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

Celebrities and other public figures are paying tribute to actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee following news of her death at the age of 91.

Spike Lee, who directed Dee in his film "Do the Right Thing," said he was "crushed by this bad news" and called her "a living example that one could be a[n] artist and a[n] activist," while Rev. Al Sharpton praised her as "a jewel of a woman."

Read on to see how they and others are remembering her legacy:


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App