Pioneering Black Actress Cicely Tyson Dies at Age 96

Pioneering Black Actress Cicely Tyson Dies at Age 96

As Black History Month kicks off, the Black community continues to mourn the loss of beloved actress and icon Cicely Tyson, who died January 28 at age 96. “With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon,” said her longtime manager, Larry Thompson, in a statement issued January 28, according to The Associated Press (AP). Tyson garnered praise for her role in the 1972 film Sounder, which earned her both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. At age 88, Tyson won her first Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the Broadway production of The Trip to Bountiful. She had a heart unlike any other—and for 96 years, she left a mark on the world that few will ever match.”Hillary and I mourn the passing of Cicely Tyson.

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