Refresh for updates … Cicely Tyson’s death today has seen a profusion of praise and reminiscences across generations for the royal Roots and Sounder star.
The loss has resonated through the generations, as EuphoriaZendaya posted a few minutes after the official news:
This one hurts, today we honor and celebrate the life of one of the greatest to do so. Thanks Cicely Tyson. Rest in great power. pic.twitter.com/vwchWT5512
– Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 29, 2021
QUEEN simply does not capture MS. TYSON. His legacy has left an indelible mark. She opened up a path that created a space for girls like me to feel the light. Thank you GODDESS CICELY. Remain in power. pic.twitter.com/VCBCwPpc05
– Regina King (@ReginaKing) January 29, 2021
I was sitting at the table at work when I had this overwhelming feeling of looking at Miss Jane Pittman. I hadn’t seen the …
The King Center joins the world in remembering the life and legacy of #CicelyTyson. Trailblazer is not a sufficient description. What a legendary artist, wise and matriarch. We salute her. Rest in power, Lady Cicely. pic.twitter.com/aLAc8HgrCR
– The Martin Luther King Center, Jr. (@TheKingCenter) January 29, 2021
Stay in power, Cicely Tyson. Forever our queen pic.twitter.com/DZH93RDJwV
– Solid black lead (@strongblacklead) January 29, 2021
#CicelyTyson was one of the most beautiful women to ever decorate the screen. His voice. Its elegance. Her presence. She was beauty personified. She was poetry. She was the culture. She will be missed. pic.twitter.com/q8XdRpFg7d
– @tiffanydcross (@TiffanyDCross) January 29, 2021
“We did a ‘Trip to Bountiful’ with these legends 🌟 #SidneyPoitier @blairunderwood_official #CicelyTyson Stage. Screen. Activism. Devotion. Excellence, ”Vanessa Williams said on Tyson’s Facebook Thursday in memory.
Recently seen at Ava DuVernay Cherish the day series and Tyler Perry’s A fall from grace film, Tyson rose at the age of 96, after a career that spanned seven decades, a pioneering career that saw several Emmy wins, an Oscar nomination, an honorary Oscar in 2018, a Tony Award, a Peabody Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tyson’s death came just two days after his memoir Just as i am has been published. A book and a life celebrated yesterday by DuVernay and Oprah in social media posts that take on new meaning today.
.@IAmCicelyTysonThe iconic beauty of the may have gotten noticed at a young age, but it was her talent that made her the living legend that she is. And she finally tells her story. I read his memoirs #Just as I am and now fully understand why she is such a treasure. What a life! pic.twitter.com/MZrCIbXFNP
– Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 27, 2021
If you are watching anything today, please check out this gorgeous profile on the icon @IAmCicelyTyson. I smiled, cried and was inspired beyond words. It is the dream of a woman and an artist. 96 years old. His essential memoirs have just made their debut. It’s bright, like her.pic.twitter.com/FuTNu90bcO
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 27, 2021