Legendary Screen Actress Cicely Tyson Dead at 96

Published: Thursday 28th Jan 2021 by Rashad

In news that’s sent the entertainment industry reeling, legendary screen actress Cicely Tyson has died.

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“Cicely Tyson, the stage, screen and television actress whose vivid portrayals of strong African-American women shattered racial stereotypes in the dramatic arts of the 1970s, propelling her to stardom and fame as an exemplar for civil rights, died on Thursday. She was 96.

Her death was announced by her longtime manager, Larry Thompson, who provided no other details.

In a remarkable career of seven decades, Ms. Tyson broke ground for serious Black actors by refusing to take parts that demeaned Black people. She urged Black colleagues to do the same, and often went without work. She was critical of films and television programs that cast Black characters as criminal, servile or immoral, and insisted that African-Americans, even if poor or downtrodden, should be portrayed with dignity.”


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  1. Karen Maren January 28, 2021

    A legend. Icon. Pioneer. Rest well, sweet Cicely

    • C**-ila January 29, 2021

      Rest in Power Queen 🙌🏻
      We love you 💙

  2. Itdontmatter January 28, 2021

    Wonderful person, strong black woman. Rest in power.

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 28, 2021

    Long lives. Can’t believe she’s almost 100 years old. I don’t think anybody that I know would live this long💅🏿💅🏿

  4. Anne January 28, 2021

    This news made my eyes water, have always admired her for being so talented, elegant, graceful, and beautiful (which seemed to be inside as well as out). RIP Ms. Tyson

  5. J January 28, 2021

    Such a legend. I appreciate Shonda and crew for having her in HTGAWM. Such a lasting legacy. Rest in Peace.

    C**** and 5G ADS killing off everybody. S*** has to be stopped

  6. Fancy BISH January 29, 2021

    Who is she? Seriously I don’t know who she is.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 29, 2021

      Some ole trick. People acting like they expect a 96 year old to live forever. Chiiiiiile

      • Fancy BISH 💎 January 29, 2021

        She look dry and flavourless. 👵🏿

      • Shayla Queen 👑 January 29, 2021

        Dry, flavorless and dead 💀

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 29, 2021

        Same as trashy ashy bish 🧓🏿🧓🏿🧓🏿 Say hello to yo granny

      • Shayla Queen 👑 January 29, 2021

        Say hello to yo granny trashy ashy bish! 🤣💯🤳🏽

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