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I am heartbroken to report Cicely Tyson passed away on Thursday (January 28) afternoon. 

She was 96.

The Emmy and Tony-winning actress’ manager, Larry Thompson, confirmed her passing in a statement to Variety:

I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing. 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.

Read Ms. Tyson’s full biography here.

My sincerest condolences to the Tyson family and all who knew and loved this incomparable Queen.

Rest In Paradise.

Source: Variety