Tyler Perry explains why he paid $1 million for Cicely Tyson to work for just one day on his 2007 film

Tyler Perry explains why he paid $1 million for Cicely Tyson to work for just one day on his 2007 fi ...

Tyler Perry told AARP Magazine that he took care of Ms. Tyson for the last 15 years of her life. The only reason I mention this is because she wrote it in her book.

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Perry wanted to make sure she knew that there were others who valued her. So, she did one day of work on my 2007 film, Why Did I Get Married?, and I paid her a million dollars. It makes me feel great that I was able to give her some security in her later years.

The family of Miss Cicely Tyson has announced her peaceful departure this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy, according to his statement. I have managed Miss Tysons for over 40 years, and each year was a joy and blessing. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on the tree.

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Tyler Perry was one of the first to express her grief publicly. She was the great grandmother I never knew, he added, and the wisdom tree I could always use to fill my cup. She died in one stroke, but I'm still reeling from the experiences of her later years. She's my hero. I'm so grateful to you for sharing your story with us.

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