Cicely Tyson


Emmy and Tony-Award winning actress Cicely Tyson, 96, passed away on Thursday. Here are some of the many celebrity tributes that have poured in for the star.

Marc Lamont Hill

Author, professor, and host of of BET news, Marc Lamont Hill, shared this photo of Cicely to pay his respects.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washinton shared a clip from a tribute show for Cicely.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry wrote a heartwarming tribute to the actress via Instagram, calling her the "grandmother [he] never had."

Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett, who played alongside Cicely in Broadway's revival of "The Trip to Bountiful," shared her fond memories from working with the actress.

Pedro Pascal

Television actor Pedro Pascal shared this photo of the late actress to Instagram early this morning.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams, who also shared the stage with Cicely, posted a few backstage memories.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis shared this heartwarming photo of the two on set together to pay tribute to the actress.


Oprah shared a photo with Cicely, captioned with a touching tribute.

Shona Rhimes

Shona Rhimes shared her love for the actress on Instagram after hearing the news.

Barack Obama

The former president wrote a thoughtful tribute to Cicely that he shared to social media.

It is clear that Cicely touched the lives of many and will not be forgotten. May she rest in peace.

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