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‘The Sopranos’ actress Suzanne Shepherd dies at 89

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  • Actress Suzanne Shepherd dies.
  • Her cause of death was not released.
  • She is known for The Sopranos.

On a sad day for the entertainment world, Suzanne Shepherd, known for her performances in The Sopranos and Goodfellas, has died at the age of 89.

Shepherd’s granddaughter, Isabelle, confirmed the news to the media. She passed away in New York, NY and her cause of death was not revealed.

Shepherd’s passing leaves a void in the film industry, where she was praised for her ability to bring maternal characters to life in an exceptional way.

Her legacy transcends the screen, earning the love and recognition of online fans who considered her a «go-to» actress for these important roles.

Television fans are in mourning

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Suzanne Shepherd leaves behind her daughter Kate, son-in-law Miles and daughter-in-law Joyce, who mourn her loss.

Although the family has chosen to keep details about her death private, actor Tom Titone broke his silence on social media.

He shared that Shepherd «passed away peacefully» in the early hours of Friday at her home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

“I studied with Suzanne as a young actor. She saw in me what I could not yet see in myself (…) She introduced me to my husband,» he said online.

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Likewise, Titone spoke about the good times he had with the beloved actress and how she affected his personal life.

«She was the officiant to our marriage under a beautiful gazebo in Central Park with a gathering of family and friends,» he wrote on Instagram.

Suzanne Shepherd’s career was notable for her versatility and ability to bring complex characters to life. Her roles in The Sopranos and Goodfellas catapulted her to fame,

Her ability to convey emotions made her a beloved figure among the public.

Actors remember her

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Meanwhile, Ray Abruzzo, who appeared with her in The Sopranos, posted a photo of the late actress, with this emotional message: «I am saddened to learn of the death of Suzanne Shepherd.»

He said she was a “force of nature.”

It should be remembered that the 89-year-old actress played the mother of the character Karen Hill, who was portrayed by Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas.

She is also recognized for her role in The Sopranos, where she played Mary DeAngelis, the mother of Carmela Soprano, who was played by actress Edie Falco.

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Due to her outstanding work, over the years, Shepherd became an example for young actors who admired her dedication and talent.

Her legacy will endure through generations, as her contribution to the world of entertainment left an indelible mark.

As fans offer their condolences and remember her memorable performances, it is evident that Suzanne Shepherd will live on in the hearts of those who appreciated her art.

Shepherd’s other well-known performances include her roles in 1989’s Uncle Buck and 1997’s Lolita. Her last appearance was in 2023’s The Performance as the character Tess.

Saying goodbye to a legend

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«Unfortunately one of the 27 died actors that appeared in both Goodfellas and The Sopranos,» The Sopranos Club wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

«As the mother of the mobster wife, Suzanne Shepherd suited the role perfectly. She played the overbearing Mom of Karen in Goodfellas and Carmela in The Sopranos,» it continued.

«More recently she appeared in 2 episodes of Blue Bloods. Suzanne was 89 years old and passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17. Thanks for the memories,» it concludes.

Shepherd was also an acting teacher, dedicating more than four decades to working with actors at her own studio in New York City, according to The Sun.

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