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Hollywood is collectively mourning the death of renowned actress and screen icon, Cicely Tyson.
The actress’ longtime manager, Larry Thompson, confirmed the news of her passing on Thursday evening with an emotional statement, recognizing how the 96-year-old actress created meaningful work up until her final days. Her memoir, Just as I Am, was released only two days ago.
“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” he said in a statement, per Variety. “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.”
Needless to say, the online tributes poured in. Here is a sampling.