Cicely Tyson is being remembered by her former colleagues, followers, family and friends. The iconic Emmy-winning actress died on Thursday on the age of 96.

“With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon,” Tyson’s household mentioned, by way of her supervisor, Larry Thompson. “At this time, please allow the family their privacy.  A formal statement and details will follow.”

As information broke of her dying, Shonda Rhimes, who labored with Tyson on How to Get Away With Murder, tweeted, “I really need this not to be true.” She additionally retweeted Netflix’s message, which reads: “A force in her industry who opened the door for so many to follow. There will never be another with the poise, class, and talent of Cicely Tyson. Rest in power.”

In an Instagram submit, Rhimes added, “She was an extraordinary person. And this is an extraordinary loss. She had so much to teach. And I still have so much to learn. I am grateful for every moment. Her power and grace will be with us forever. #cicelytyson.”

I really want this to not be true

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 29, 2021

A pressure in her trade who opened the door for therefore many to observe. There won’t ever be one other with the poise, class, and expertise of Cicely Tyson.

Rest in energy.

— Netflix (@netflix) January 29, 2021

Tyler Perry additionally posted a heartfelt and prolonged tribute.

Zendaya posted a surprising black-and-white photograph of Tyson, expressing her disappointment. “This one hurts, today we honor and celebrate the life of one of the greatest to ever do it. Thank you Cicely Tyson. Rest in great power,” the actress wrote.

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Incredibly unhappy to be taught of the passing of Cicely Tyson. She was a real icon in some ways. Whenever you had been graced to be in her presence it was an unforgettable blessing. My coronary heart goes out to her household and family members. 🙏🏾❤️

— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) January 29, 2021

We have misplaced a visionary, a pacesetter, a lover, an writer, an ICON, and probably the most proficient actresses the world has ever seen. A life, a profession, a hearth to celebrated forevermore! #RIPCicelyTyson 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🖤🖤🖤

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) January 29, 2021

Greatness incarnate. I’m so grateful I acquired to see her carry out stay… Thank you pricey Cicely for shining so brilliant and full day by day for us all. #LegendsNeverDie

— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) January 29, 2021

I admired her, I appeared as much as her, and I marveled at her. I’m so glad she lived to see her memoir printed simply two days in the past. Life is so frickin’ fragile. #ripcicelytyson

— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 29, 2021

— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 29, 2021

Early in her profession, Cicely Tyson promised herself that she would solely painting sturdy girls. Harriet Tubman. Coretta Scott King. Miss Jane Pittman, and so many others. An Honorary Oscar winner in 2019 for her extraordinary physique of labor, she led by instance and will likely be missed.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 29, 2021

My coronary heart….#CicelyTyson

— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 29, 2021

America has had a variety of nice actresses, however none better than Cicely Tyson. Rest in Power ❤️

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) January 29, 2021

Cicely Tyson: “We fought for everything.” And we thanks for it. Here’s a part of my interview with the legendary ⁦@IAmCicelyTyson⁩ #RIP#CicelyTyson

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) January 29, 2021

This one cuts deep. @IAmCicelyTyson was my first display Mom.. Elegance, heat, magnificence, knowledge, model and considerable grace. She was as regal as they arrive. An artist of the best order, I’ll love her eternally… ♥️ RIP

— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) January 29, 2021

RIP Cicely Tyson

— Todrick Hall (@todrick) January 29, 2021

We’ve misplaced one of many all-time greats. RIP Cicely Tyson.

— Kemp Powers (@Powerkeni) January 29, 2021

The King Center joins the world in remembering the life and legacy of #CicelyTyson. Trailblazer is just not a ample description. What a legendary artist, sage and matriarch. We salute her. Rest in energy, Lady Cicely.

— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) January 29, 2021

Stunned to listen to that Cicely Tyson had joined the ancestors. Words like “trailblazer,” “genius,” and “legend” are shamefully inadequate when describing Ms. Tyson. May she relaxation in excellent peace.

— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 29, 2021

So many nice tales about Cicely Tyson! Whew: that woman was superb. While taking pictures a doc on her in Spanish Harlem—individuals stored stopping their automobiles! In the road! To hop out and say hello! Old individuals. Teenagers. Middle aged followers. “Ciss-el-lee” they’d chant as she’d stroll by!

— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 29, 2021

Legend. Rest in Paradise Queen. Thank you for kicking doorways down for women like me. #CicelyTyson

— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) January 29, 2021

Condolences to the Tyson household. 💔 May she Rest In Peace.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 29, 2021

a lady of immense dignity, grace, unimaginable expertise. a life full of layers of greatness. i named my daughter after her @IAmCicelyTyson

— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) January 29, 2021

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Tyson’s dying comes a day after Oscar-winner actress Cloris Leachman died on the age of 94. For extra on her passing, watch under.