Suzzanne Douglas dead at 64 and fans mourn The Parent ‘Hood actress as a ‘graceful woman’

ACTRESS Suzzanne Douglas is dead at age 64.

Fans took to Twitter to mourn The Parent ‘Hood actress as a “graceful woman.”


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."


Shortly after the news of her passing was confirmed, fans rushed to Twitter to mourn the late actress.

One person wrote: “Such a beautiful, graceful woman. Rest in power…”

Another added: “Sending My Condolences & Prayers To Her Family & Friends. She Was A Great Actress In Every Part She Played…Such Sad News!"

A third chimed in: "So sad. I grew up watching her on The Parent 'Hood with Robert Townsend and Reagan Gomez. Sending love to her family and friends."



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.

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.

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