Steel Magnolias star Carol Sutton dies aged 76 from Covid-19

Steel Magnolias star Carol Sutton dies aged 76 from Covid-19


Carol Sutton dead: Steel Magnolias star dies aged 76 from Covid-19

Carol Sutton – who was famed for her roles in Steel Magnolias and Queen Sugar – has died following complications with Covid-19

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Steel Magnolias star Carol Sutton died aged 76 after a battle with Covid-19.

The actress had been fighting Covid-19 for the past few months while at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.

She died from complications on Friday night.

New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell broke the sad news on Saturday.

The statement read: “Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades.

“The world may recognize her from her performances in movies and on TV — whether it’s Treme or Claws, or Runaway Jury or Queen Sugar.

“But we will always remember her commanding stage presence, her richly portrayed characters and the warm heart she shared with her fellow cast and crew in productions such as 4000 Miles and A Raisin in the Sun.

“May she rest in God’s perfect peace.”

Carol made her mark on the entertainment world.

The actress kick started her acting career in the late 1960s while working for Dashiki Project Theatre.

She was famed for her roles in Steel Magnolias, Queen Sugar and The Help.

From films to TV series, she found success with acting.

Tributes flooded social media for the actress.

Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay wrote: “It was our honor to welcome this veteran actress of stage + screen to our show as Aunt Martha.

“We bless her. May she rise and rest in peace and power.”

Carol was awarded with a New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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