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Suzzanne Douglas dead – Latest updates as The Parent 'Hood actress dies age 64 with cause of death not yet revealed

TRIBUTES are pouring in after actress Suzzanne Douglas died age 64.

Suzzane was best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, which also starred Robert Townsend and ran from 1995–1999.

She also portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

The late actress received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the role.

Her cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Read our live blog below for the latest updates on Suzzane Douglas' death…

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN DID SUZZANNE DOUGLAS MARRY?

    Suzzanne has been wed for 32 years after marrying Dr Roy Jonthan Cobb in 1989.

    The couple tended to keep out of the spotlight, and enjoyed their privacy instead.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUZZANNE'S COUSIN PAYS HEARTWARMING TRIBUTE TO ACTRESS

    Angie Tee wrote: “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 continued: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    NETFLIX STAR

    Suzzanne was the first African American to take on the role of Dr Vivian Bearing in the stage production of Wit.

    Suzzanne most recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us as Grace Cuffe.

    The 64-year-old was a patron of a number of organizations, including Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Council of Negro Women, national leadership, and honors organization Sigma Alpha Lambda and Jack and Jill of America.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHERE DID SUZZANE DOUGLAS GROW UP?

    Douglas was born in Chicago and raised in public housing on the city’s south side by her single mother along with her three siblings.

    After developing an interest in the arts at a young age, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University before later gaining a Master in Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHENDID SUZZANNE PASS AWAY?

    The news of Suzzanne's sad passing was revealed by Roland Martin in a tweet on July 6, 20201.

    "Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away. Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

    “Many remember her as @larenztate's mom and @joethemorton's wife in The Inkwell," it read.

    The news was also confirmed by her pal Stephanie Perry Moore on Facebook, who wrote: "I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you dear lady.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHO IS SUZZANNE DOUGLAS' HUSBAND?

    During her life, Suzzanne was married to Dr Roy Jonthan Cobb.

    Roy hails from New Jersey and graduated from Cornell University’s Medical college in 1983.

    He currently serves as the Adjunct Instructor of the Biology Department at New Jerseys William Paterson University.

    Suzanne meanwhile was best known for 90s sitcom The Parent 'Hood.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUZZANNE SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER

    The actress is survived by her neuro-radiologist husband Roy Jonathan Cobb, who she married in February 1989.

    The pair share one daughter named Jordan.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT ROLES DID SUZZANNE DOUGLAS HOLD?

    Suzzane was best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, which also starred Robert Townsend and ran from 1995–1999.

    She also portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

    The late actress received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the role.

    She also played a number of guest roles on popular shows, including  Bull, Bones, The Good Wife, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, Touched by an Angel and more.

    Suzzanne most recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us as Grace Cuffe.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROLAND MARTIN BREAKS NEWS OF SUZZANNE DOUGLAS DEATH

    Roland Martin broke the sad news in a tweet on Tuesday, writing: “Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away.

    “Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

    “Many remember her as @larenztate's mom and @joethemorton's wife in The Inkwell."

  • John Hall

    FAMILY TRAGEDY

    The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed.

    The late actress is survived by her neuro-radiologist husband Roy Jonathan Cobb, who she married in February 1989.

    The pair also share one daughter named Jordan.

  • John Hall

    TRAGIC NEWS

    The news was also confirmed by her pal Stephanie Perry Moore on Facebook, who wrote: "I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you dear lady.

    "Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking. I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you.

    "Heaven is richer."

  • John Hall

    WHAT WAS SUZZANE'S CAUSE OF DEATH

    The news of Suzzanne's sad passing was revealed by Roland Martin in a tweet on Tuesday.

    "Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away. Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

    “Many remember her as @larenztate's mom and @joethemorton's wife in The Inkwell," it read.

  • John Hall

    NETFLIX STAR

    Suzzanne was the first African American to take on the role of Dr Vivian Bearing in the stage production of Wit.

    Suzzanne most recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us as Grace Cuffe.

    The 64-year-old was a patron of a number of organizations, including Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Council of Negro Women, national leadership, and honors organization Sigma Alpha Lambda and Jack and Jill of America.

  • John Hall

    WHO WAS SUZANNE DOUGLAS

    Suzzanne Douglas was an American actress, renowned for her co-starring role in the 90s sitcom The Parent Hood with Robert Towsend.

    Her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson catapulted her to stardom and saw her earn a gig in the 1989 drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.

    The Chicago-born performer received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the role.

    She also played a number of guest roles on popular shows, including Bull, Bones, The Good Wife, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, and Touched by an Angel.

  • John Hall

    TRAGIC DEATH

    Roland Martin broke the sad news in a tweet on Tuesday, writing: “Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away.

    “Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

    “Many remember her as @larenztate's mom and @joethemorton's wife in The Inkwell."

    Her friend Stephanie Perry Moore also shared the news on Facebook, writing: "I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you dear lady. Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking. I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you.

    "Heaven is richer."

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