Actor and producer of the Madea character;Tyler Perry posted a picture of himself holding Cicely in his arms on Instagram 2 days ago announcing her death and how much it hurts him. Tyler further explained the bond they had over the past 16 years they have known each other.
Tyler captained the photo as follows: "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. This one brought me to my knees! 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. 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."
Tyler Perry also shared a picture of Cicely as a young lady on the 19th of December 2020, when Cicely was celebrating her last birthday.
Tyler captioned the picture, "Happy 96th birthday!! 96 and still as sharp and as beautiful as ever. What a blessing to have you as a friend, as family and as a role model. The wisdom and love you've shown me in all these years has been a gift from God! Happy birthday Queen Cicely!! #Cicelytyson
Tyler also shared pictures of memories he made with Cicely as they worked together in a few movies. See pictures below:
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