D-Nice, the well-known American rapper, music producer, and beatboxer, took to his verified Instagram account on January 28 with a heartfelt tribute dedicated to Hollywood actor Cicely Tyson, who passed away at the age of 96.
The same day on which the devastating news was announced by multiple news outlets, the producer, born Derrick Jones, released a photo of the late star, who is the first African-American woman to take on the main role in a television drama, and added a caption both to remember her and share his millions of followers the last memory she involved in.
Stating he is deeply saddened by the news, the ‘Self-Destruction‘ hitmaker continued:
“This hurts. I received a call a few weeks ago from her team asking for my address because she wanted to send me a copy of her book. I had the biggest smile on my face after the call.”
After referring to Tyson’s first memoir, ‘Just As I Am‘ which was released two days ago before her passing, the producers stated that he is highly sad that he could not meet her in person:
“I’m so sad that I never had the chance to meet her. Rest peacefully, Queen. Thank you for your brilliance.”
The news regarding the Hollywood star’s passing was delivered by her manager on January 28, without revealing a cause of death. Once the news spread, highly notable names, including 44th President Barack Obama, and well-known TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, took to social media accounts to lead a tribute to the ‘East Side/West Side’ star. D-Nice’s post came just after these names’.