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 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 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.