American actress Cecily Tyson passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, according to Variety.
Tyson’s career spanned 60 years, during which he was famous for embodying the strong black woman who grapples with life’s hardships.
Tyson’s most famous role was her roles in historical works such as the 1972 movie “Sounder,” in which she played the wife of a leaseholder farmer in Louisiana.
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Cecily is Frederica Tyson and William Tyson, who worked as a carpenter, painter, and job he could find.
The late Sisley won an Emmy and a Tony Award.