Suzzanne Douglas, a stage and screen actress who starred in “Tap” and the TV series “The Parent ‘Hood,” has died at 64. No cause of death has been shared yet.
Her publicist Penny Vizcarra said, “The industry has lost a truly talented artist with the passing of Suzzanne Douglas. She touched everyone who knew her and was lovely in every sense of the word. The family appreciates your support and asks for their privacy during this difficult time.”
Suzzanne Douglas, a Chicago native, had an enviable list of credits that included films like “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, “Whitney”, “School of Rock,” and “The Inkwell.”
When it came to TV, she was most known for her roles on “The Parent ‘Hood”, “Bones,” “The Good Wife” and “NYPD Blue.”
Director Ava DuVernay tweeted- “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.”
Her co-star Jada Pinkett Smith also tweeted about Douglas- “an elegant, gentle warm spirit. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones. May she rest in love.”