'Sopranos' Actress Suzanne Shepherd Dead at 89

Suzanne Shepherd, who had key roles in “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” has passed away … according to her family.

Suzanne’s daughter, Kate Shepherd, tells TMZ … her mother passed away in her sleep Friday morning. She says cause of death has not been determined yet, but she says Suzanne was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease … and she had grown much weaker in recent days.

Suzanne Shepherd in the sopranos

Suzanne appeared in 20 episodes of “The Sopranos” as Mary DeAngelis … the mother of Edie Falco‘s character Carmela Soprano. She had a similar role in the classic, “Goodfellas” … playing mother to Lorraine Bracco‘s Karen Hill.

Suzanne Shepherd in goodfellas

Suzanne was also in other hit films, like “Uncle Buck,” “Requiem for a Dream,” “Working Girl” and “Mystic Pizza” … and she was also on the CBS TV series, “Blue Bloods.”

Aside from her impressive acting career, Suzanne was a beloved acting coach and also directed regional theater productions around the world.

She is survived by Kate, son-in-law Miles, daughter-in-law Joyce and granddaughter Isabelle.

Suzanne was 89.


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