Is Cicely Tyson Related to Mike Tyson?

Published 09/03/2021, 10:13 AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 25: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truthts” panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour – Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


Across the past decades, boxing fans have witnessed some extremely talented pugilists grace the sport. But, Mike Tyson holds a special place among all the names and his fights are etched in every retro boxing lover’s hearts. He stirred the entire sport with his brilliance and redefined the meaning of a true heavyweight.

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As Tyson was making statements in his field, there was another person with ‘Iron’ Mike’s surname who was escalating her career in Hollywood and grabbing the spotlight. She was none other than Cicely Tyson, who is remembered by each and every cinema lover. But is she related to Mike Tyson?

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ and Cicely Tyson don’t share any bond.

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Cicely Tyson acted in a number of films, but her most notable performances came in films like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, King, and many more. However, her finest performance to date came in when she played Kunta Kinte’s mother in the limited series Roots. She even got nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a comedy or drama series for the same.

Moving ahead, Cicely Tyson’s net worth, per Celebrity Net Worth, stands tall at $10 million.

Cicely Tyson did not possess an extensive family as she had only one girl child named Joan. All her life, she spent working tirelessly for the things that excited her. But on January 28, 2021, Cicely Tyson, aged 96, took her last breath. The cause of Cicely Tyson’s death is still unknown.

Mike Tyson and Cicely Tyson – Two great inspirations

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Both ‘Iron’ Mike and Cicely Tyson battled hardships to eventually do what they were destined to. With that, the duo created a decorative pathway in their own specific fields, leaving a glorious legacy behind.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) exits the ring after his split draw against Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Both of them, who shared the same surname, had their intentions in sync and were keen to make a mark. That said, the pair certainly achieved the same with sheer hard work and grit.

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There’re a handful of personalities like these two who chalk out their careers in the finest way. And go ahead to become absolute legends in whatever they do.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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