Cicely Tyson Remembered: Zendaya, Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Oprah, Netflix & More Praise “Our Queen”

Cicely Tyson Remembered: Zendaya, Ava DuVernay, Lena Waithe, Oprah, Netflix & More Praise “Our Queen”

Refresh for updates: The death of Cicely Tyson today saw a profuse outpouring of praise and reminiscence across the generations for the regal Roots and Sounder star.

The loss resonated across the generations, as Euphoria‘s Zendaya posted just minutes after the official news:

“We took a “Trip to Bountiful” with these legends 🌟 #SidneyPoitier @blairunderwood_official #CicelyTyson Stage. Screen. Activism. Dedication. Excellence,” said Vanessa Williams on Facebook of Tyson on Thursday in memorial.

Most recently seen in Ava DuVernay’s Cherish the Day series and Tyler Perry’s A Fall from Grace film, Tyson passed way at the age of 96, after a career that spanned seven decades, A trailblazing career that saw multiple Emmy wins, an Oscar nomination, an Honorary Academy Award in 2018, a Tony award, a Peabody Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tyson’s death came just two days after her memoir Just as I Am was published. A book and a life celebrated by DuVernay and Oprah yesterday in social media posts that take on renewed meaning today.



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