Sad news to report, as legendary actress Cicely Tyson has passed away at 96.

Variety reports, Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson died on Thursday afternoon, as confirmed by her manager.

“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.

“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.”

We want to send our condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.

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