Actress Cicely Tyson Dead At 96: Tributes Are Pouring In For Emmy And Tony Award Winner

Ruchita Ushakola
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Esteemed actress Cicely Tyson, who was raised by coming up from the stage, television, and screen acting. The African-American women shattered all the racial stereotypical thoughts in the drama arts of the 1970s, has died on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

The stunned news was announced by her longtime manager Larry Thompson with no more details and her family confirmed that she was aged 96.

Cicely is an actress who refused to take part in the films that demanded Black people and it is such a great thing from that time. Setting a bar from the late 70s and 80s is so appreciable!

Adding big achievements in her life in honor of her work, Cicely Tyson won three Emmys, awards from civil rights, woman groups, and became the oldest (at 88) person to win Tony award for her role in “The Trip to Bountiful”, 2013. Also at 93, the actress won an honorary Oscar award in 2018, and in last year she received Peabody Award in 2020.

In respect of the veteran actor, critics and other people are pouring in tribute in the remembrance of the African-American lady who recently passed away.

You will be remembered forever legend, all that remarkable work you’ve done for people and the achievements you received for it, Cicely Tyson, may your soul Rest In Peace!