Actress Suzzanne Douglas, popularly known for her role in ‘The Parent ‘Hood’ and ‘When They See Us’ passed away at the age of 64.
Suzzanne’s death was confirmed by her family Tuesday night. The cause of Suzzanne’s death has not been revealed by the family. The news of Suzzanne’s passing was also confirmed by her cousin Angee Tee and her friend Stephanie Perry.
Stephanie Perry, a writer and TV producer, wrote on Facebook, “I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you dear lady. Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking. I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you. Heaven is richer.”
Douglas’s cousin Angee Tee confirmed the news with a heartfelt message to Suzzanne on Facebook. Tee wrote, “A beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin.”
Shining a light on Suzzanne’s bright acting career, Tee continued writing, “I can remember growing up, there weren’t very many black actresses who had starring roles — but there was my cousin with the lead role in “Tap” starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,’ ‘The Inkwell,’ ‘Jason’s Lyric’ and so much more — the list goes on.”
“The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzanne you will be missed RIP,” wrote Tee.
As the news of Suzzanne’s demise came out, people paid their respects and tribute to the deceased star. Ava DuVernay, the show-runner of Netflix’s “When They See Us”, in which Suzzanne played Grace Cuffee, remembered the actor, DuVernay tweeted, “Suzzanne Douglas was quite, elegant force as we made WHEN THEY SEE US. A gentlewoman. A gem of a lady. A confident, caring actor who breathed life into the words and made them shimmer. I’m grateful that our paths in this life crossed. May she journey on in peace and love.”
Douglas is survived by her husband and their daughter.