Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson dies at 96

Hollywood icon and multiple award winning actress Cicely Tyson has been reported dead at the age of 96.

The renowned actor and Hollywood personality died on Thursday, 28 January in her California home according to her manager.

During the length of her illustrious career, she was the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, one Tony Award, an honorary Academy Award, and a Peabody Award.

She is also the first African-American woman to win an honorary Academy Award.

Larry Thompson, Cicely’s manager who announced her death on Thursday said: “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing. 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.”

In 2020, she was also awarded the Peabody Career Achievement Award for her work on stage, in film and on television.

The actress garnered critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in 1972 movie, ‘Sounder.’ She was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the film.

In 2011, she played Constantine Jefferson in the award-winning film ‘The Help’ and Ophelia Harkness in ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’

May her soul Rest In Peace.

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