Entertainment Movies Gayle King Posts Recent Interview with Cicely Tyson to Honor Late Star: 'Thank You for Everything' The CBS This Morning interview aired just two days before the legendary actress' death on Thursday at the age of 96 By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 29, 2021 11:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Gayle King is honoring Cicely Tyson by sharing footage from one of her final interviews before her death. On Thursday night - just two days after CBS This Morning aired an interview with the late star about her legacy and new memoir - King, 66, paid tribute to the legendary actress, who died at age 96, by posting the full interview on Instagram. Presented alongside the caption, "Thank you Cicely Tyson … for everything … ," the interview included Tyson speaking about how she didn't have aspirations to be an actress initially - and how her mother thought she would "live in the den of iniquity, because we grew up in the slums ... and that's all she knew about movies." "I'm amazed every single day I live," Tyson added near the end of the interview. "I mean, what my life became is not what I expected. I had no idea that I would touch anybody." Cicely Tyson (L); Gayle King. Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage; John Lamparski/Getty "I done my best. That's all," she responded when King asked how she'd want to be remembered "when the time comes" for her to pass on. Never miss a story - sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Cicely Tyson in 1976. Oprah Winfrey Shares One of Her "Favorite" Memories of the Late Cicely Tyson: "She Never Compromised" King opened up in a piece for Oprah Magazine back in 2016 about falling "head over heels for Cicely Tyson 42 years ago, when she made her legendary walk to the water fountain as 110-year-old Jane Pittman in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." She also reflected on another interview that she'd previously done with Tyson for CBS This Morning, sharing, "She told me that when making a movie she asks everybody on set not to give her feedback because her acting comes from an organic place; whether her performance was good or bad, she won't be able to change it." "So when people would ask what it was like to do the walk scene, she would just look at them and say, 'What walk?' Cicely Tyson not knowing she was having a Cicely Tyson moment - it filled me up," King told the outlet at the time. "Even though she's 91 years old, the word retirement is not in her vocabulary, and I wouldn't want it to be, either." She concluded with a favorite quote of hers from Tyson: " 'Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.' " Cicely Tyson in December 2018. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Get a taste of the podcast below. RELATED VIDEO: Cicely Tyson, Groundbreaking Screen and Broadway Actress, Dies at 96 With a career spanning more than six decades, Tyson - who won both Tony and Golden Globe Awards and the Peabody Career Achievement Award, among others - never retired from the entertainment industry and was most famously known for her roles playing resilient, uplifting Black women. "It's very exciting to know that you are, hopefully, making a roadway for someone else to follow," she told PEOPLE earlier this month in an interview about her groundbreaking life and career that appears in this week's issue. On Thursday, the Sounder actress' longtime manager, Larry Thompson, released a statement about her death. "I have managed Miss Tyson's career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing," Thompson said, before referencing her recently released memoir - Just As I Am - as he continued his statement. "Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree."