HipHollywood has learned that legendary actress Ruby Dee has passed away at the age 91.
Dee died peacefully at her New York home on Wednesday from natural causes, this according to her representative, Michael Livingston.
Dee was celebrated in the acting and arts communities, winning Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement awards. More recently, she was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007 for her part in American Gangster.
She is survived by three children: Nora, Hasna and Guy, and seven grandchildren. Her husband, actor Ossie Davis, passed away in 2005.
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