January 29, 2021
The phenomenal Cicely Tyson recently passed away after living a life filled with accomplishments and impact. Fellow celebrities and fans took to social media to mourn the death of the great woman.
The world is mourning the death of one of Hollywood's most iconic and legendary figures. Actress Cicely Tyson very recently passed away, and fellow stars and fans flooded social media with tributes. Stephanie Mills wrote on Instagram:
"RIP to one of the most eloquent and talented women to grace the earth. She lived an amazing life and did so much for people of color."
Cicely Tyson at the Grand Opening Gala of Tyler Perry Studios on October 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images
He shared a photo of him with the late icon and wrote about how heartbroken he was to hear about her death. Roker praised Tyson and all her achievements extensively and celebrated her as the true icon that she was.
Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans spoke his piece in a touching post with a photo of Tyson in which he described her as a magical and beautiful legend upon whose shoulders many others stand.
Other celebrities, including comedians Tiffany Haddish, Kim Coles, actors Angela Robinson, Yara Shahidi, Geoffrey Owens, Omar Epps, and singer Fantasia, joined in paying tribute to the fallen icon who went to rest.
Just two days before she passed, Tyson's new memoir "Just As I Am" was published.
Other Hollywood greats like Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Anne Hathaway, Viola Davis, and Angela Bassett joined in the unending flood of tributes.
"With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy."
The Emmy and Tony-winning pioneering actress who blazed a trail for many after her in theater, film, and television, died on the afternoon of Thursday, January 28. She was 96 years old.
Just two days before she passed, Tyson's new memoir "Just As I Am" was published. She lived a life worth emulating and was known and admired for never settling for unfitting roles such as maids or drug addicts.
As expected on a journey to greatness, she faced a lot of rejection, but according to her in a 2017 ELLE interview with Viola Davis, her mother once told her that whatever opportunities were meant to come her way would come regardless.
That advice helped Tyson throughout the decades and brought her to the level of success and fulfillment she achieved in her long career. The legendary Cicely Tyson will be missed by many.