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

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."

Sutton died in her hometown from complications after contracting the coronavirus.

The 76-year-old was famous for her over 50-year acting career. She played noteworthy roles in many popular movies and TV series.

Sutton made memorable appearances in Steel Magnolias (1986), The Help (2011), True Detective (2014), and The Pelican Brief (1983), but she also built an impressive career on stages all across New Orleans.

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 Stutton 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."

Celebrities express their condolences on Twitter

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 passing away.

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