RIP: Actress Suzzanne Douglas Reportedly Passes Away At 64-Years-Old

Actress Suzzanne Douglas, most famously known for her role Jerri Peterson in the 90’s show The Parent Hood has reportedly passed away athe the age of 64.

The reported news was initially announced on Facebook by her alleged cousin Angie Tee.

“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,” she wrote.

“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.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1957, the actress also starred in films such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jason’s Lyric, When They See Us, and more! She also won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Amy Simms in the 1989 film Tap.

Journalist Roland Martin also commented on the rumors. He was one of the main sources to debunk rumors on Biz Markie’s passing just last week.

Ava DuVernay who worked with Douglas in When They See Us commented on the news on Twitter.

“Suzzanne Douglas was a quiet, elegant force as we made WHEN THEY SEE US. 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.”

Reagan Gomez has also retweeted passed comments about her former television mom on Twitter.

Our prayers go out to the family.