Hollywood praises ‘Sounder’ star, who died at 94 today – Deadline

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:

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 …

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“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.

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