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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Hollywood Celebrities mourn the death of Legendary Actress Cicely Tyson

Hollywood Celebrities have been thrown into mourning mood after the death of legendary actress, Cicely Tyson, was announced in the early hours of Friday. Condolences from a few Hollywood stars have rolled in and more loading. She died at the age of 96.

Taking to their various social media platforms, Hollywood celebrities began to pen heartfelt condolences to the late Cicely Tyson. Her passing was announced in a statement by Cicely's manager of 40 years.

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," Larry Thompson (her manager) said in a statement.

Condolences from different Hollywood stars:

Maxwell wrote: "I’M BROKEN BY THIS NEWS • RIP
I remember honoring her years ago at the @caresmentoring gala. i ended up dancing with her during the celebration with @iamsusanltaylor • we will miss you so much you made black beautiful as if they didn’t get the memo • there is so much to say here but the most important message is rest in the power of your magnificence and in the heavens look down upon us and nudge us to the best versions of ourselves • my deepest condolences to your family
signed ,

Angela Bassett wrote: “Hello Ms. Tyson, I’m Angela Bassett. It’s an honor to meet and work with you.” Those were the first words I ever spoke to the incomparable Ms. #CicelyTyson. Early in my career, I’d been cast in a movie based on Sherley Anne Williams’ novel, Dessa Rose, alongside Ms. Tyson. It was a big deal for me, not only as an actress but for me as a woman who was about to work alongside someone who I greatly admired, respected and adored. When we got word that Ms. Tyson was on her way, I got up out of my seat in the room where we all awaited her arrival. I walked out of the room and stood quietly as I watched Ms. Tyson walk down the hallway. I could have waited until she entered the room, but this was my idol. This was “the” Ms. Cicely Tyson. I understood the magnitude of what a moment like that, even just to carve out those few seconds to say hello, would mean to me for the rest of my life. And something beautiful happened during this time. I gained a forever friend and mentor. She made the time and opportunity to work, to bond, to support, to encourage, to teach, to love…me. Although the movie was not completed due to circumstances beyond our control, those precious moments are seared in my memory. On this night, as we pay respect to Ms. Tyson, let us remember all that she contributed to this planet through her talent, perseverance, and strength. During a recent interview as she spoke about her memoir, Just As I Am, which just published two days ago, she was asked by the reporter about death. What struck me were her words: “I’m grateful for every day that God gives me.” Ms. Tyson, we are infinitely grateful for every day that God gave you to us. For all of us little black and brown girls who dared to dream big and bold that we, too, deserved to be seen, heard, and loved, both on the screen and off. Rest in Power, my sweet, beautiful QUEEN."

Martin Lawrence wrote: "So heartbroken to hear of the passing of the iconic and truly talented, Cicely Tyson. My prayers and condolences go out to her family #cicelytyson #icon."

Bishop Jakes wrote:  "Every time I was in her presence, I was struck by her bright mind, warm heart, and effervescent elegance. Family, we have lost a matriarch that paved the way for many celebrities with incomparable artistic prowess. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actress, Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film, and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.
For seven decades, this lady entertained, inspired, and represented hope and elegance for many Americans. Sounder, A Woman named Moses, Miss Jane Pittman and so many more distinguished examples brought her name to stardom. Her career landed her some of the most memorable roles imaginable.
Few knew that she was far more than talent. She loved God, loved life, and persevered through one adversity after another without losing love for people or their creator.
Gone from this world, having just finished her memoir entitled JUST AS I AM. She had just sent me one of the first copies off the press. I started reading it this morning, never realizing that the lady would be leaving the stage before the day would end.
Good night, Miss Tyson. We will see you in the morning."

Wendy Raquel wrote: "Thank You Cicely Tyson.So much of who I am, and what I've become is because of YOU! #MissJanePittman, I mastered your voice #Sounder: I memorized every scene...you blessed me by watching your epic performances. I'm forever indebted to your LONG STANDING career of pivotal characters that shaped my perspective of what and who I could become! Thank you for being the example, the trail blazer, the phenomenal woman I aspire to be...I will forever #CherishTheDayRest in Paradise, you are truly amazing #LegendsNeverDie."

Regina King wrote: "QUEEN somehow just doesn't capture MS. TYSON. Her legacy has left an indelible mark. She paved a way that created a space for girls like me to feel the light. Thank you GODDESS CICELY. Rest in power." 

Boriskodjoe wrote: "Rest in Paradise, Ms. Tyson. Your grace, beauty, elegance, kindness, and infinite wisdom touched me each time I was honored to be in your presence. Your gift will continue to bless us all. Thank you." 

Viola Davies wrote: "I'm devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much!! You were everything to me! You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility for us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream....because it was only in my dreams that I could see the possibilities in myself. I'm not ready for you to be my angel yet. But...I also understand that it's only when the last person who has a memory of you dies, that you'll truly be dead. In that case, you will be immortal. Thank you for shifting my life. Thank you for the long talks. Thank you for loving me. Rest well."

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