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Clintons, Tyler Perry among mourners at Cicely Tyson memorial

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Former President Clinton and Hillary Clinton 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 Pressley (D-Mass.) and Maxine Waters (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.

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