Suzzanne Douglas, ‘The Parent ‘Hood’ star, dead at 64

She was 64.

“The industry has lost a truly talented artist with the passing of Suzzanne Douglas,” her press agent Cent Vizcarra stated. “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.

No cause of death was shared.

Douglas, a Chicago native, had an enviable list of credits that included films like “Whitney,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” “School of Rock,” and “The Inkwell.”

On television — in addition to her most well known role on “The Moms And Dad ‘Hood” — she’d appeared in shows like “Bones,” “The Great Partner” and “NYPD Blue.”

“Suzzanne Douglas was a peaceful, stylish force as we made WHEN THEY SEE United States,” director Ava DuVernay composed on Twitter. “A gentlewoman. A gem of a woman. A positive, caring star who breathed life into the words and made them shimmer. I’m grateful that our courses in this life crossed. May she journey on in peace and love.”
Her “The Inkwell” co-star Jada Pinkett Smith remembered Douglas as “a stylish, mild warm spirit.”

“My inmost acknowledgements to her household and liked ones. Might she rest in love,” she composed.

A well-regarded Broadway and theater entertainer, Douglas had credits that consisted of “The Threepenny Opera,” which she performed opposite Sting, “The Tap Dance Kid” and “Wit,” according to her main bio.
“I’m so delighted I got to inform you just how much I liked your work,” Oscar winner Viola Davis included on social networks. “RIP Gorgeous, gifted, dancing, Queen.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.