She was 64 years old.
Her publicist Penny Vizcarra said, “The industry has lost a truly talented artist with the passing of Susan Douglas.” “She touched everyone who knew her and was lovely in every sense of the word. The family appreciates your support and demands their privacy during this difficult time.”
No cause of death was shared.
Douglas, a Chicago native, had a notable list of credits that included films such as “Whitney,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “School of Rock,” and “The Inkwell.”
On television — in addition to her most famous role on “The Parent’ Hood” — she appeared in shows such as “Bones,” “The Good Wife” and “NYPD Blue.”
“Suzanne Douglas was as cool, elegant force as we were when she saw us,” wrote director Ava DuVernay. Twitter
. “A gentle lady. A gem of a woman. A confident, caring actor who breathed life into words and made them shimmer. I am grateful that our paths crossed in this life. May she travel with peace and love.” “
His “The Inkwell” Co-Star Jada Pinkett Smith remembered
Douglas as “a beautiful, gentle warm soul.”
He wrote, “My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May they be loved.”
A noted Broadway and theater artist, Douglas had credits that included “The Threepenny Opera”, in which he performed opposite Sting, “The Tap Dance Kid” and “Wit”, according to his executive. Biography
Oscar winner Viola Davis said: “I’m so glad I got the chance to tell you how much I love your work.” social media
. “RIP beautiful, talented, dancing, queen.”