Update for updates: The death of Cicely Tyson today has spawned a great deal of praise and memories for the king across the generations root and Sounder Star.
The loss resonated over the generations when euphoriaZendaya posted just minutes after the official news:
This one hurts, today we honor and celebrate the life of one of the greatest who has ever done it. Thank you Cicely Tyson. Rest in great power. pic.twitter.com/vwchWT5512
– Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 29, 2021
The King Center will remember the life and legacy of #CicelyTyson along with the world. Trailblazer is not a sufficient description. What a legendary artist, sage and matriarch. We greet you. Rest in power, Lady Cicely. pic.twitter.com/aLAc8HgrCR
– The Martin Luther King Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) January 29, 2021
Rest in power, Cicely Tyson. Forever our Queen pic.twitter.com/DZH93RDJwV
– Strong black lead (@strongblacklead) January 29, 2021
#CicelyTyson was one of the most beautiful women to ever see on screen. Her voice. Your elegance. Your attendance. She was beauty personified. It was poetry. It was culture. She will be missed. pic.twitter.com/q8XdRpFg7d
– @tiffanydcross (@TiffanyDCross) January 29, 2021
“We made a ‘Trip to Bountiful’ with these legends. #SidneyPoitier @blairunderwood_official #CicelyTyson Stage. Screen. Activism. Dedication. Excellence,” Vanessa Williams said on Tyson’s Facebook on Thursday in commemoration.
Last seen in Ava DuVernays Cherish the day Series and Tyler Perry A fall from grace Tyson died at the age of 96 after a career spanning seven decades. A landmark career that has garnered multiple Emmy wins, an Oscar nomination, a 2018 Honorary Academy Award, a Tony Award, a Peabody Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tyson’s death came just two days after her memories The way I am was published. A book and a life that DuVernay and Oprah celebrated yesterday in social media posts that are taking on new meaning today.
. @IAmCicelyTyson’s iconic beauty may have noticed her at a young age, but it is her talent that has made her the living legend that she is. And she finally tells her story. I’ve read her memoir #JustAsIAm and now I understand exactly why she is such a sweetheart. What a life! pic.twitter.com/MZrCIbXFNP
– Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 27, 2021
If you see anything today please check out this great profile on the @IAmCicelyTyson icon. I smiled, cried and am inspired beyond words. She is a dream of a woman and an artist. 96 years wise. Her must-have memoir was just debuting. It’s glowing, like her.pic.twitter.com/FuTNu90bcO
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 27, 2021