Stage icon; Hollywood legend, a woman of many distinctions. Hollywood legend Cicely Tyson has passed away according to news reports and a statement from her manager. Variety magazine reports that the screen icon
“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement per news reports. “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.”
Tyson was married to jazz great Miles Davis from 1981 to 1988.
Survivors include her niece, British actress Cathy Tyson.