Bryant Johnson's strong-armed gesture was fitting, given that he coached the late Supreme Court justice for more than 20 years.
"Our hearts feel empty without our friend, but we find comfort knowing that he is free at last."
The musical giant, who had big hits including "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day," died this week from heart complications, his family said.
The late rapper and community activist was fatally shot on March 31, 2019, outside of his Los Angeles store, Marathon Clothing.
"Honest, witty and kind. The world will be a little less funny without him now he had run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible."
"I grew up wanting to be only her," Shonda Rhimes said about the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist on Twitter.
He "talked me down from countless ledges, talked me through eating disorders, helped me out of a dark relationship and through endless breakdowns," she said.
The broadcaster said he always avoided focusing on the anniversary of his dad's death -- until now.
The Instagram tribute features a photo with the couple's friends and their daughter Ariane.
They found a beautiful way to include their dad in the father-daughter dance.