IN MEMORIAM: SUZANNE DOUGLAS.
According to social media posts by a woman reported to be Douglas’s cousin, Suzzanne Douglas has passed away after a colourful life on and off screen. Essence reports that Douglas was all but 54 years old. Angie Tee, the cousin, made the post on Facebook confirming her death.
“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.
“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 Suzzane you will be missed RIP”
Correction: A previous version of this story briefly misspelled Suzzanne as Suzanne.