Obituary

Cicely Tyson: Principled actor on and off screen

31 January 2021 - 00:00 By Bill Trott

Actress Cicely Tyson, who specialised in portraying strong black women caught up in life’s struggles during a 60-year career that earned her three Emmys and a Tony Award, died on Thursday at the age of 96.

No cause of death was given. Tyson had recently completed a memoir, Just As I Am, which was released just this week...

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