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This One Brought Me To My Knees – Tyler Perry Mourns Cicely Tyson

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Having being a close friend for a long time to Cicely Tyson who called him son, working together on several films beginning with 2005’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Tyler Perry is so heartbroken to learn about her passing on.
Cicely Tyson had passed on to great beyond on Thursday night at the age of 96, and the 51-year-old Perry has taken to his Facebook page to pen a sweet, loving and heartfelt note as a tribute to her.Tyler Perry Mourns Cicely Tyson
Describing her the grandmother he never had, Tyler Perry said the late Cicely Tyson was the wisdom tree that he could always sit under to fill his cup. He stated that being a part of her last 16 years on the surface of the earth brings him great joy, and he will miss her so much, including their long talks, her laughter from her belly, and her very presence.
“I was sitting at the table working when I got this overwhelming feeling to watch Miss Jane Pittman. I hadn’t seen the movie in years. I didn’t even understand the feeling to turn it on, but I did anyway. Not 12 minutes into the movie my phone rang. It was Oprah calling to tell me that Cicely had died. This one brought me to my knees!”, he began.
“She was the grandmother I never had and the wisdom tree that I could always sit under to fill my cup. My heart breaks in one beat, while celebrating her life in the next. To think that she lived for 96 years and I got to be a part of the last 16 brings me great joy. She called me son. Well, today your son grieves your loss and will miss our long talks, your laughter from your belly, and your very presence.”
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“Always so regal, always so classy, always a lady, always a queen. Every time we would talk I would ask, “How are you?” and you would say, “I’m still here. He must have something he wants me to do.” Well, I think it’s safe to say you have done all you were put here to do, and we are all better for it”, he added.
Tyler Perry Mourns Cicely Tyson
Tyler Perry and Cicely Tyson
Photos Credit: Facebook/Tyler Perry
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