Actress Suzzanne Douglas passed away July 6. She was 64 years old.
Douglas’ cousin Angie Tee broke the news of Douglas’ death on Facebook. “Suzzanne Douglas 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.
Details of the cause of her death weren’t disclosed.
Douglas was born in Chicago and raised in public housing on the city’s south side by her single mother along with her three siblings. After developing an interest in the arts at a young age, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University before later earning a Master in Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Douglas was most known for her role as the matriarch Jerri Peterson in the sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, The Cosby Show, Touched By An Angel, The Parkers, and The Good Wife. Her film credits included but were not limited to Tap, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Inkwell, and Jason’s Lyric.
In more recent years she starred in Whitney and the miniseries When They See Us.
Earlier this year, Reagan Gomez, who starred alongside Douglas in The Parent ‘Hood gave her TV mom her digital flowers. Today she has retweeted those Mother’s Day posts in her memory. So far, no cause of death has been revealed.
RIP Suzzanne Douglas, our thoughts and prayers are with your family