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.
A force in her industry who opened the door for so many to follow. There will never be another with the poise, class, and talent of Cicely Tyson.
Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/z9N72BLdUh
— Netflix (@netflix) January 29, 2021
Another powerful and influential voice has transitioned. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. Thank you for blessing us with such beauty and grace. Rest well, Cicely Tyson
— Black Voters Matter (@BlackVotersMtr) January 29, 2021
“Throughout her career Cicely Tyson refused to play drug addicts, prostitutes or maids, roles she thought demeaning to Black women. But when a good part came along she grabbed hold of it with tenacity.” – @Variety pic.twitter.com/ehh0tr7B8l
— MACRO (@stayMACRO) January 29, 2021
Stunned to hear that Cicely Tyson had joined the ancestors. Words like “trailblazer,” “genius,” and “legend” are shamefully insufficient when describing Ms. Tyson. May she rest in perfect peace.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 29, 2021
— Yashar Ali
(@yashar) January 29, 2021
After a long and magnificent life capped by the publication of her autobiography two days ago, Cicely Tyson has died at 96. What a pioneer, what a presence, what an actress, what a loss.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 29, 2021
Rest in peace to Cicely Tyson. May she never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/HJ3TtfK4Q4
— love yourself. (@MichellCClark) January 29, 2021
dis one is hard.. rest in power Cicely Tyson
— Zé Taylor (@FATHERBONNET) January 29, 2021
Cicely Tyson may you rest in power and dance with the angels.
rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) January 29, 2021
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 29, 2021
I was actually convinced Cicely Tyson would live forever
— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) January 29, 2021
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!