Carol Sutton, a film, television and theatre actress who appeared in films such as Steel Magnolias and Ray, passes at the age of 76. The actress died due to Covid-19. Sutton died on Thursday at the Touro Infirmary in her native New Orleans, where she was being treated for the disease.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed the late star’s passing. She released a statement that read: “Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theatre, 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”- LaToya added in their statement.
Carol, who was also on the series Queen Sugar, was honoured by the show’s creator, Ava DuVernay. “We bless her. May she rise and rest in peace and power,” she wrote.
Sutton began her career on the stage in New Orleans, starring in dozens of productions such as The Last Madam, Native Tongues, and A Raisin in the Sun. Her television credits include The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and many more. After beginning her career on the stage in the ’60s, Carol made her big-screen debut in 1974 with The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. May the legend Rest in Peace!!