February 02, 2021
Tyler Perry’s tribute to movie icon Cicely Tyson was a touching montage collating some of her moments on and off movie sets, as well as her milestones.
Moviemaker Tyler Perry shared an emotional clip that included photos and videos of the late Cicely Tyson as a tribute to the fulfilling life she lived as a Hollywood legend.
The clip which pulled at thousands of hearts on Perry’s Instagram timeline also showed the beautiful relationship he and the late star had up until the time of her demise.
The video started with Tyson’s 96th birthday surprise, where she had been brought in a car with Perry, who led her up to where she was to be celebrated. The pair shared a hug before the montage shifted focus to earlier times.
Fans got to see images and clips of Tyson from the classic Hollywood times displaying her resonance and energy on the big screen. Perry is seen at a point describing her as a strong person after she playfully jabs him.
The montage also shifted to one of her recent award acceptance speeches, where she energetically thanked her fans. Towards the end, Tyson was filmed standing in front of Perry’s new studio.
With over 20,000 comments, fans and celebrities alike showed reverence, paying their last respects to Tyson by putting up heart emojis. Stars like Oprah Winfrey, Tika Sumpter, Stephanie Mills, and Tracee Ellis Ross also joined in the tributes.
Tyson’s level of energy serves as an inspiration to many because she made a pact to keep working until she was no more.
Following the announcement of her death, Perry shared a soul-stirring post about the moment he learned the sad news. The film mogul made it known that he had felt the urge to watch one of Tyson’s movies.
However, a few minutes into the movie, he received a call from Winfrey, who let him know that the veteran passed on. Perry, 51, went on to describe Tyson as the grandmother he never had and someone whose wisdom helped him a lot.
Tyson, whose career spanned over seven decades, was a recipient of numerous awards for playing the roles of strong Black women and making it to the pinnacle of success.
Above all of her winnings, the iconic actress viewed her Medal of Freedom as the greatest. When former President Barack Obama presented her with the accolade, she shared that it was most revered.
Tyson’s level of energy serves as an inspiration to many because she made a pact to keep working until she was no more. Presently, her memoir, “Just As I Am” is underway, and it chronicles the late star’s life and ideology.