Suzanne Shepherd, “Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” actress, dies at 89

Suzanne Shepherd, the actress recognised for her roles on “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” has died, her agency verified Sunday. She was 89.

Shepherd died early Friday morning at her New York City dwelling, her agency mentioned. She is survived by daughter Kate Shepherd, son-in-law Miles McManus and granddaughter Isabelle Shepherd.

Shepherd starred as Karen Hill’s mother in “Goodfellas” and Carmela Soprano’s mom in “The Sopranos.” She was one of additional than two dozen actors who appeared in both “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”

Ray Abruzzo, who appeared as Tiny Carmine Lupertazzi in “The Sopranos,” mourned Shepherd’s loss of life in a publish on Instagram.

“Unhappy to hear of the passing of Suzanne Shepherd. A pressure of nature,” Abruzzo wrote. “Actress, teacher.”

Suzanne Shepherd during the New York premiere of “A Dirty Disgrace” 

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Shepherd made her acting debut in the 1988 movie “Mystic Pizza.” The actress, who in addition appeared in “Lolita” and “A Soiled Disgrace,” also worked as a director and as an acting trainer, in accordance to her company.

Her agency did not share a cause of death.

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