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27th May 2018

Mindy Kaling posts touching tribute to Savita Halappanavar after historic vote

Orlaith Condon

The actress remembered Savita on Instagram early this morning.

Since people began going to the polls on Friday to decide whether or not to repeal or retain the eighth amendment, heartbreaking tributes, messages and flowers have been piling up at the mural for Savita Halappanavar on Richmond Street South in Dublin.

And with confirmation yesterday that the Irish public has chosen to repeal by an overwhelming majority, the messages of love for Savita have only continued to pour out.

One such person paying tribute to Savita is actress Mindy Kaling.

The star took to Instagram early this morning to commemorate the 31-year-old who died in 2012, saying:

“Savita Halappanavar died at 31 years old from a septic miscarriage, for no good reason.

“But not, because the wonderful people of Ireland have voted to repeal an archaic and deadly law, fewer women will suffer the same fate.

“Rest in peace, Savita.”

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Mindy’s is just the latest in a long list of messages of remembrance for the 31-year-old who died in 2012 after a septic miscarriage at 17 weeks.

Yesterday, Savita’s parents told The Guardian of their joy at the then-expected result.

Her dad, Andanappa Yalagi, said:

“We’ve got justice for Savita. What happened to her will not happen to any other family.

“I have no words to express my gratitude to the people of Ireland at this historic moment.”