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Actress Cicely Tyson dies aged 96

Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson has died at the age of 96 on Thursday, just days after the publication of her memoir "Just As I Am".

Tyson is known for her roles in movies, TV shows and on broadway and co-founded the Dance Theater of Harlem in 1969.

"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," so her manager Larry Thompson in a statement.