Who is Joan Tyson? Cicely Tyson’s Daughter, Biography, Wiki
Cicely Tyson had a biological daughter, whom she calls “Joan” in her memoir, “Just As I Am.” Tyson raised her daughter largely out of the spotlight, though she describes her daughter’s birth, upbringing, and the way her career affected her lone child in detail. Tyson said she and her daughter “continue to work on our relationship, as fragile as it is precious,” and she dedicated the book to her: “the one who has paid the greatest price for this gift to all.”
Viola Davis, Tyson’s onscreen daughter Annalise Keating in the ABC drama series “How to Get Away With Murder,” pens the foreword, sharing emotional memories of her first discovery of Tyson’s work and how it impacted her, according to USA Today.
Cicely Tyson Death
Cicely Tyson died on January 28, 2020, at the age of 96, just two days after her book’s publication. Her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement: “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.”
Viola Davis, Tyson’s onscreen daughter Annalise Keating in the ABC drama series “How to Get Away With Murder,” paid tribute to Tyson on Instagram. She wrote: “I’m devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much!! You were everything to me! 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. I’m not ready for you to be my angel yet. But…I also understand that it’s only when the last person who has a memory of you dies, that you’ll truly be dead. In that case, you will be immortal. Thank you for shifting my life. Thank you for the long talks. Thank you for loving me. Rest well 💔💔💔”
Cicely Tyson Husband
Cicely Tyson was married twice. She divorced her most recent husband, Miles Davis, in 1988.
Cicely Tyson Children
Cicely Tyson had one known child, a daughter named Joan.