NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry and Bill and Hillary Clinton are among the attendees of a private memorial service for Cicely Tyson at Harlem’s famed Abyssinian Baptist Church.
The memorial service Tuesday came a day after hundreds of admirers of the pioneering Black actor lined up outside the church for a public viewing. Some said they had come from as far as Atlanta or Los Angeles to be there.
Also in attendance for the service are gospel singer Bebe Winans and Valerie Simpson of the duo Ashford & Simpson.
During the ceremony, the sun broke through the clouds and the temperature rose past 40 for the first time in the snowy city more than a week.