Cicely Tyson was an American actress, model, and author. In a career that spanned more than seven decades, she became popular for her portrayal of strong African-American women. The famed actress died at the age of 96. Tyson inspired generations of African American actors who grew up watching her perform on stage and on screen. Cicely paved the gateway for African-American women seeking an opportunity in the entertainment industry.

Cicely Tyson was survived by her daughter Joan Tyson and two siblings.

Cause of death.

According to Cecily’s parents and Larry Thompson, her manager of over 40 years, said in a statement “Tyson died peacefully in her sleep at Harlem, New York on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Cicely Tyson Profile Summary

Full Name Cicely Tyson
Date of Birth December 18, 1924,
Occupation Actress, Model,  Author
Marital Status Divorced
No. of Children 1
Date of Death January 28, 2021.
Age of Death 96
Cause of Death To Be Confirmed


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