Barack Obama, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey And More Honor Cicely Tyson

The death of multi-award-winning acting icon Cicely Tyson shook fans and admirers from around the world. For those who worked with Miss Tyson and knew her personally, the loss hit a little closer to home. 

The late actress recently released a memoir entitled Just As I Am, in which she shared her incredible life’s journey of 96 years. She was a pioneer for Black actors and in Hollywood. 

News of her passing swept social media and many celebrities from political leaders to movie moguls paid tribute to an extraordinary woman who led an incredible life. 

Here’s a look at their touching messages of thanks and reverence. 

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