Ruby Dee, legendary actress, civil rights activist, and stage performer, has died at the age of 91.
Her daughter confirmed the beloved performer’s death to The Associated Press on Thursday.
Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night.
Dee, who frequently acted alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, was surrounded by family and friends, she added.
Her long career brought her an Oscar nomination at age 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film “American Gangster.” She also won an Emmy and was nominated for several others.
May she rest in perfect peace.
SOURCE: AP | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty