We could say 2021 is still acting up and taking away some of our favorite people, but one of our favorites has lived a great, long life. Pioneering actress Cicely Tyson has passed away at 96-years-old. We are all familiar with her name and many of the movies she has been in. I'm sure Tyler Perry is definitely feeling the emotions as well because she was in several of Tyler's movies. She is one of the actresses who helped paved the way for black actresses to be featured in Hollywood and has been acting for at least 7 decades. Even former President Barack Obama bestowed a Presidential Medal of Freedom award to Tyson in 2016. Cicely has won many awards and many hearts. Cicely even release her memoir just a few days ago called "Just As I am." Some of her former coworkers like Viola Davis even expressed their emotions and feelings about Cicely. Viola said, "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." Rest well with the other icons, Cicely.