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Lenny Kravitz Remembers Late Godmother Cicely Tyson in Heartfelt Message

Lenny Kravitz is honoring his godmother Cicely Tyson.

The 56-year-old musician took to Instagram on Friday (January 29) to share a heartfelt message remembering the iconic actress after she died the day before at the age of 96.

“With inimitable style and grace, my dear Godmother Miss Cicely Tyson made her grand exit to the heavens,” Lenny wrote. “She lived a remarkable life up to the last moment. A true pioneer, who bared her heart and soul so we could witness the spirit of the characters she so brilliantly portrayed, which continue to move and inspire generations.”

Along with his post, Lenny shared several photos of he and Cicely hugging over the years along with a photo of her memoir Just As I Am, which she released just two days before her passing.

“A Black queen who showed us how beautiful black is. The love between us was and is tremendous,” Lenny continued. “As long as I have had consciousness, I’ve known Godmother. She and my mother were kindred spirits. Sisters. And after my mother passed, Godmother’s role in my life was amplified. I constantly felt her spirit over me. She always gave me unconditional support. She came to my shows, came over for holidays, met me for dinners, stayed with me in Paris when I first moved there, and never let me too far out of her sight.”

“Our phone calls went on sometimes for hours. We spoke just a few nights ago and talked about everything. She had just sent me her book that has been sitting on my nightstand where it will remain,” Lenny concluded. “She did it all, wrote the book, and then God called her. I can hear Godmother saying ‘ok, now y’all can read about it, I’m going home’. Rest peacefully, Godmother. You did it all exquisitely #CicelyTyson”

You can read how other celebrities are remembering Cicely Tyson here.

Cicely Tyson's Final Interview, Filmed Hours Before Her Death, Airs on 'Live With Kelly & Ryan'

Cicely Tyson‘s final interview has aired.

The legendary Hollywood star, who sadly passed away on Thursday (January 28), was a guest on Live With Kelly & Ryan, which was pre-taped on Wednesday (January 27), just a day before her death at the age of 96.

Prior to the interview’s airing, a brief clip was shared on social media.

In the clip, Cicely confirmed that a stranger predicted she would have an extraordinary life when she was just a baby.

“This woman stopped [my mother] and started playing with me, and turned to my mother and said: ‘Take care of this child. She has a sixth sense. She’s going to make you very proud one day,’” she explained. She also reflected on how she landed the role that won her an Oscar nomination, Rebecca in the 1972 film Sounder.

Cicely‘s memoir Just As I Am was released this week.

See all of the celebrity tributes to the late star.

Cicely Tyson Gave Her One of Final Interviews Just Days Before Her Passing

The legendary actress Cicely Tyson passed away on Thursday (January 28) and she spoke to Gayle King for CBS This Morning just days before her death.

Cicely‘s memoir “Just As I Am” was released this week and she met up with Gayle at her church in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City for a socially distanced interview.

During the interview, Cicely opened up about her career, her romances, and her legacy.

“I’m amazed every single day I live,” she said in response to being asked how it feels to be amazed. She was asked if she feels she has more to do and she responded, “Yes, that’s why I’m still here. I mean, what my life became is not what I expected. I had no idea that I would touch anybody.”

At the end of the interview, Gayle asked Cicely, “When the time comes, what do you want us to remember about you?” She responded, “I’ve done my best. That’s all.”

Read what celebs are saying in their tributes for the late icon.

Viola Davis Pens Emotional Tribute to Late TV Mom Cicely Tyson

Viola Davis is speaking out after the loss of Cicely Tyson, who played her mother on the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder.

The Oscar-winning actresses also worked together in the 2011 movie The Help, in which Cicely played the role of Constantine Bates, the maid who raised Emma Stone‘s character and was fired after an incident when her daughter showed up at her place of work.

“I’m devastated. My heart is just broken,” Viola wrote on her Instagram account.

She continued, “I loved you so much!! You were everything to me! You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility for us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream….because it was only in my dreams that I could see the possibilities in myself.”

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Celebs Pay Tribute to Cicely Tyson After Her Death at 96

The tributes are pouring out for the late actress Cicely Tyson after her death at the age of 96.

The icon died this week just days after her memoir “Just As I Am” was published.

Shonda Rhimes, who created the series How to Get Away with Murder and was one of the last people to have the honor of working with Cicely, tweeted, “I really need this not to be true.”

Lots of other stars are speaking out with their tributes for Cicely. You can read all of the tweets we’ve found below.

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Cicely Tyson Passes Away at 96, Two Days After Her Memoir Was Published

Cicely Tyson has sadly passed away.

The legendary actress’ agent confirmed to the Associated Press that she died at the age of 96.

Her manger told 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.”

Cicely launched her career as a fashion model and she landed her first acting role in 1951 on the NBC series Frontiers of Faith. She was best known for her Oscar-nominated work in 1972′s Sounder and her Emmy-winning work in the TV film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Other projects that earned her acclaim included 2011′s The Help and her role as Ophelia Harkness in the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. She also was a Tony Award winner for her work on Broadway and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2018, she received an Honorary Award from the Oscars.

Cicely‘s memoir “Just As I Am” was published this week on January 26. You can buy it now on Amazon.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to all of Cicely‘s loved ones during this difficult time. More Here! »

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Kerry Washington Honors Disney Boss Bob Iger at Television Academy's Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony!

Kerry Washington is gorgeous in a plaid ensemble while hitting the carpet at the Television Academy’s 2020 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Saban Media Center on Tuesday (January 28) in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 42-year-old actress was joined at the event by Jessica Szohr, Cicely Tyson and Disney Boss Bob Iger, who Kerry helped honor that night with an introduction into the Hall of Fame.

“Racing off to the TV Hall of Fame ceremony to honor a hero of mine 📺 Without him, Scandal would not have existed,” Kerry captioned with her Instagram post. “It was a honor to induct Bob Iger into the TV Hall of Fame tonight. Bob, thank you for helping so many of us step into our own greatness because you stepped into yours. Forever grateful to you. P.S. @geraldinelaybourne with the photo bomb 😍. Another inspiration and leader in this industry! And another inductee!”

READ MORE: Kerry Washington Modeled All The Cutest Coats To Prepare For Sundance Visit


FYI: Kerry is wearing a Khaite dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes and jewelry by Effy Jewelry, Retrouvai and Sarah Hendler Estate.

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