Regina Askia, Joke Silva other celebrities mourn Cicely Tyson
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson who passed away at 96 on Thursday afternoon, as confirmed by her manager has thrown the entire filmmaking industry into mourning.
According to the Manager, Larry Thompson, who worked with Cicely Tyson for over forty years, she was indeed a blessing.
“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Thompson, said in a statement. “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.”
Nigerian celebrities via their social media pages have joined in paying tributes to the lost gem.
Meeting #cicelytyson in person was on my bucket list. Her movie #autobiographyofjanepittman was one that transformed my life. I wanted to become and actress so bad. She is everything. Talented, skilled, beautiful and so creative. I used to watch all her interviews back to back and soak up everything she said. My consolation is that she lived her life to the full and achieved goals that could take two life times to achieve. May her soul rest in perfect peace. #RIP
I was born a fighter
I will die a fighter
And I will fight all obstacles and probably die trying but it’s not going to stop me “
“The day I think that I have arrived; I’m finished . I am still striving to get to where he wants me to go.
R.I.P Cicely Tyson
Died at age 96 yrs.
Award winning Actor
December 19,1924 – January, 28 2021
What a class act! She paved the way for so many. A legend is gone. RIP Cicely Tyson.
Cicely Tyson RIP
Good night legend!! Cicely Tyson, You broke every rule, shattered all protocols, made magic and gave hope to young black girls that to rule the screens was possible!
96 powerful years…..now it’s time to rest!
Rest well mamaaa…Words cannot express how much of a loss we feel right now due to the passing of our great icon. Our grand mama….mother! Cicely Tyson….What a legacy you have left for us all! Rest well in the bosom of your Father… beautiful brave bird. You never be forgotten – Joke Silva