‘A Testimony To Greatness’: Obama, Oprah, Hollywood Mourn Cicely Tyson’s Death

Cicely Tyson

Celebrities and top figures including Oprah and former President Barack Obama celebrated the life of actress Cicely Tyson after the Emmy and Tony award winner passed away Thursday at age 96, honoring the actress and her groundbreaking career with heartfelt tributes and memories.

Obama said Tyson “left a mark on the world that few will ever match,” describing her as “one of the rare award-winning actors whose work on the screen was surpassed only by what she was able to accomplish off of it.”

Oprah shared a photo from one of her favorite memories of Tyson at the Legends Ball in 2005, celebrating Tyson for using “her career to illuminate the humanity of Black people” and saying, “Her life so fully lived is a testimony to Greatness.”

Forbes 

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