Cicely Tyson has passed away. As we reflect on her life and work, we think about the joy she’s brought to so many of us in her performances and by simply being. To live 96 years on this earth is more than most of us will ever get. Actress and icon Cicely Tyson wore those years with honor and distinction. This is a collection of tributes from many who have been impacted by her work and life.
Legendary Artist, Sage & Matriarch
Beautiful and Spiritual Woman
Paving the way for little black girls
Thank you. You will inspire… generations to come.
In the presence of Greatness!
Lead by your light
Most eloquent and talented women
Teaching us to press toward the mark
Celebrating the Beauty of Blackness
Two days before her death, her new book, Just As I Am was released.
From the publisher’s website:
“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony
“Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson
A life well-lived is a life where the person will be truly missed. Miss Cicely Tyson will be missed. Her grace, eloquence showed in everything she touched. Rest In Power, Queen.