‘The Parent Hood’ Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead at 64, Twitter Reacts With Condolences


Suzzanne Douglas who played in some pivotal roles in the 90’s including starring opposite Robert Townsend in his hit show ‘The Parent Hood’ and movies ‘Tap,’ ‘Jason’s Lyric’ and ‘Stella Got Her Groove Back,’ has passed, according to several news outlets.

Most recently the venerable actress played in Netflix’s, ‘When They See Us.’

The former child actress Reagan Gomez who played Douglas’ daughter Zaria Peterson in The Parent Hood sitcom tweeted out pictures of the two together, seemingly confirming Douglas’ death.  The news broke on July 6 and made its way around the internet.

Douglas’ cousin named 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 BackThe 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.”

Celebrities quickly started to give Douglas her flowers and send condolences online.


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