The pioneering black American actress who gained an Oscar nomination in her role in the movie, Sounder, a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and won TV viewers hearts in ‘The Autobiography of Jane Pittman’, has died at the age of 96.
She was not only a talented actress, she was an activist and an idol to so many people.
Cicely had refused roles that belittle black women. She read scripts carefully and made sure that no line in the script is condescending towards black people.
Barrack Obama states that she was one of the eare award-winning actors, whose work was surpassed by only what she was able to achieve off it. He declared that in her whole 96 years of life, she left a mark on the world that few may never match.
Many tributes to Cicely Tyson as people pay their last respects to her with kind words.
Again, we’re reminded that after living life, one should leave a legacy.
She had a way of elevating others whenever she walked into a room. She stood as a light so others could see. She was the blue print.
The entire cast and crew of How To Get Away With Murder announce that they will miss her greatly.
Rest in power, Ms Cicely Tyson.