NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — People wishing to pay their final respects to legendary actor Cicely Tyson will get a chance during a public viewing at a famed Manhattan church.New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
The viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and COVID-19 protocols will be in place, with masks and social distancing requirements. No photographs will be allowed, according to the statement.
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Rev. Calvin Butts got to know Tyson over the last 20 years after she became a member of the church.
“She was clearly a diva, but a diva with grace,” Butts told CBS2’s Cory James.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
Butts said Tyson was at the church just days before her death.
“She was full of life. She looked good. She was chuckling at different things, and she was just a wonderful, wonderful lady,” he said.
Tyson’s passing brought out a flood of accolades for the pioneer, who won two Emmys for playing the 110-year-old former slave in the 1974 television drama “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” A younger generation of moviegoers saw her in the 2011 movie, “The Help.”MORE NEWS: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
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