Cicely Tyson dies: ‘She had a heart unlike any other’ – Barack Obama
For seven decades, Cicely Tyson maintained her position as one of Hollywood’s greatest on-screen talents.
World mourns death of Cicely Tyson
Even in her 90s, she had the will to put on a stellar performance on flicks like Fall From Grace. However, time’s truest purpose is to bring all things, good or bad, to an end.
Tyson, a Tony Award and Golden Globe-winning actress, passed away at the age of 96. Larry Thompson, her longtime manager, shared his parting message with the 96-year-old in a statement released on Thursday.
“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing. Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a star, on top of the tree,” Thompson wrote.
Tributes pour in for veteran actress
Tributes from all walks of life continue to pour in, in remembrance of a powerful black woman who would not fall for the traps of Hollywood. She is respected as an actress who only ever accepted a role which depicted black women as strong and fierce.
Here are some of the tributes we picked out, from regular folks to the 44th president of the United States.
In her extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson was one of the rare award-winning actors whose work on the screen was surpassed only by what she was able to accomplish off of it. She had a heart unlike any other—and for 96 years, she left a mark on the world that few will ever match. pic.twitter.com/JRsL3zlKtP— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 29, 2021
Though saddened by legendary actress Cicely Tyson’s exit from the stage of life at 96, we find immense solace in the fact that her life enriched hours in ways we will never forget. Heartfelt condolences to loved ones. #RIPCicelyTyson pic.twitter.com/qtLIldv9ly— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) January 29, 2021
The versatile. The great. The talented. The graceful. The elegant. Thank you for giving us majestic visuals of strength, love, empathy and telling our stories as only YOU could. May the ancestors bring you home, Ms. Cicely Tyson. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/CzR6YxCkzI— FEMINISTS IN KENYA (FIK) (@FeministsKE) January 29, 2021
A true legend!! Rest in power Cicely Tyson 🙏🏿❤️ pic.twitter.com/YvzBEjPNUO— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2021