Suzanne Shepherd, known for her notable roles in popular television series and films such as “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” passed away, according to her family. Suzanne’s daughter, Kate Shepherd, confirmed that her mother passed away in her sleep on Friday morning. Although the cause of death has not yet been determined, she disclosed that Suzanne was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had grown much weaker in recent days.
Suzanne was widely recognized for her role as Mary DeAngelis in 20 episodes of “The Sopranos,” portraying the mother of Edie Falco’s character, Carmela Soprano. She also had a similar supporting role in the classic film, “Goodfellas,” playing the mother of Lorraine Bracco’s character, Karen Hill. Her talent and versatility as an actress were also showcased in several hit films, including “Uncle Buck,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Working Girl,” and “Mystic Pizza.” Moreover, she also made appearances on the CBS TV series, “Blue Bloods.”
Apart from her successful acting career, Suzanne was a beloved acting coach and director of regional theater productions around the world. Her contributions to the entertainment industry and her impact as a mentor and director have left a lasting impression.
Suzanne is survived by her daughter, Kate, son-in-law, Miles, daughter-in-law, Joyce, and granddaughter, Isabelle. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and fans alike. Suzanne was 89 years old at the time of her passing.
The entertainment world mourns the loss of Suzanne Shepherd, whose talent and warmth endeared her to many. Her legacy as an actress, mentor, and director will continue to inspire future generations in the performing arts. Rest in Peace, Suzanne.