Actor Carol Sutton dies from coronavirus complications

New Orleans, Louisiana - Actor Carol Sutton died from coronavirus complications on Friday, at the age of 76. She was known for her role in the Oprah Winfrey-produced show Queen Sugar.

Actor Carol Sutton has died of coronavirus complications. She was 76 years old.
Actor Carol Sutton has died of coronavirus complications. She was 76 years old.  © IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Actor Carol Sutton has died in her hometown from complications after contracting the coronavirus. The 76-year-old actress was famous for her over 50-year acting career, in which she played many noteworthy roles.

Sutton made memorable appearances in Steel Magnolias (1986), The Help (2011), True Detective (2014), and The Pelican Brief (1983), but also built an impressive career as a stage actress in New Orleans.

Carol Sutton was loved by many

The entertainment industry and New Orleans theater scene are mourning one of their own. The Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, tweeted a tribute for the "Queen of New Orleans theater."

Her colleagues took to Twitter to mourn her passing. Ava DuVernay (48), who worked with Sutton on Queen Sugar, memorialized the actor in a moving tweet.

Fellow actor Stan Shaw (68) also expressed his condolences in a tweet, writing: "Carol Sutton was an extremely beautiful, talented & gifted actress w a golden heart. She PLAYED MY MOM in (#GreysonFamilyChristmas) My heart's broken."

Shaw also reminded people not to underestimate the coronavirus and called it "deadly real."

Sutton not the only celebrity to die from Covid-19

Many celebrities and commentators have mentioned that Carol Sutton's death is a reminder of the dangers posed by Covid-19. In the same Stan Shaw tweet mentioned earlier, he also wrote "Covid is deadly real! Love the ppl God has given you. You'll never know, when He may take them back!"

Sutton is one of several stars who have died as a result of the coronavirus. Recently, comedian Joe Luna posted a video about his fight with the virus on Instagram before tragically passing away.

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