On Thursday, your complete world was shocked to study that the legendary Cicely Tyson handed away on the age of 96.
Her work has impressed generations, and her fellow friends had been positive to talk out to precise their shock, but in addition thank Cicely for her inspiration and contributions to the tradition.
Tributes instantly began to pour in following the information of her passing, actors and actresses reminiscent of Tiffany Haddish, Lance Gross, Zendaya, Martin Lawrence, Taraji P. Henson, Michael B. Jordan, and plenty of others spoke out as they shared some stunning phrases about her life and profession.
A few of Hollywood’s greatest names that labored intently with Cicely Tyson additionally spoke out as nicely.
Tyler Perry stated, “This one introduced me to my knees! She was the grandmother I by no means had and the knowledge tree that I may at all times sit beneath to fill my cup. My coronary heart breaks in a single beat whereas celebrating her life within the subsequent. To assume that she lived for 96 years and I received to be part of the final 16 brings me nice pleasure. She known as me son. Effectively, in the present day your son grieves your loss and can miss our lengthy talks, your laughter out of your stomach, and your very presence.”
Viola Davis, who starred alongside Cicely in “The Assist,” and “How To Get Away With Homicide,” stated, “I’m devastated. My coronary heart is simply damaged. I cherished you a lot!! You had been every little thing to me! You made me really feel cherished and seen and valued in a world the place there may be nonetheless a cloak of invisibility for us darkish chocolate women. You gave me permission to dream….as a result of it was solely in my desires that I may see the chances in myself. I’m not prepared so that you can be my angel but.”
Different tributes that poured in, included Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyonceé, Whoppi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Jenifer Lewis, and plenty of others.
In her extraordinary profession, Cicely Tyson was one of many uncommon award-winning actors whose work on the display screen was surpassed solely by what she was capable of accomplish off of it. She had a coronary heart in contrast to some 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
What struck me each time I hung out with Cicely Tyson was not essentially her star energy—although that was evident sufficient—it was her humanity. Simply by strolling right into a room, she had this fashion of elevating everybody round her. pic.twitter.com/o6VAV63wqd
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 29, 2021
Relaxation in peace, Queen Tyson. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xOWeo1l5lP
— Jenifer Lewis (@JeniferLewis) January 29, 2021
We proceed to ship our deepest condolences to the household of Cicely Tyson throughout this troublesome time.
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