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Cicely Tyson dies: ‘She had a heart unlike any other’ – Barack Obama

Published by Avuya Walters

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.

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“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.