The whole entertainment industry across the globe is currently in a mourning mood as legendary actress Cicely Tyson has passed away at 96.
Variety reports, Emmy and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson died on Thursday afternoon, as confirmed by her manager.
“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement.
“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.”
The Emmy, Tony, and Honorary Oscar-winning actress blazed a trail for Black actresses over the course of her storied and historic career, which spanned over seven decades.
Tyson was born in East Harlem, New York in 1924 to parents who immigrated from Nevis in the West Indies.