Clintons, Tyler Perry among mourners at Cicely Tyson memorial
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Former President Clinton and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Pelosi top fundraiser moves to House Democratic super PAC Mean tweets may take down Biden nominee MORE were among the celebrities and other mourners at a Tuesday memorial service for Cicely Tyson.

The acclaimed actress died on Jan. 28 at 96.

Lawmakers, including Reps. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPressley says image of Black custodial staff cleaning up Capitol after Jan. 6 riot 'haunts' her DeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes DeJoy set for grilling by House Oversight panel MORE (D-Mass.) and Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersLawmakers, Martin Luther King III discuss federal responses to systematic racism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Hillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds MORE (D-Calif.), had mourned the loss of Tyson following her death last month, remembering her performances as strong Black characters.


The ex-commander in chief and his wife, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, were among those paying their respects at a private gathering in New York, according to multiple news reports.

Former President Obama had called Tyson a "trailblazer" who broke barriers.

In addition to the Clintons, "Madea" actor and director Tyler Perry and singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson were also reportedly at Tuesday's memorial service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.

The ceremony followed a public viewing for the award-winning Hollywood legend.