Carol Sutton, Actor in ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Queen Sugar,’ Dies at 76 of Covid-19
She was 76.The actor spent her last months at the Touro Infirmary in her native city of New Orleans, where she was treated for the virus.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell confirmed Sutton’s death and remembered the late actor in a statement released on Friday.
“Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades,” she wrote.
“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.
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