Remembering an Icon’s Battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The entertainment world mourned the loss of a true icon when Suzanne Shepherd, the esteemed American actress and theater director, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the age of 89.
While the exact cause of her death has not been officially disclosed to the public, it has been revealed that Suzanne had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition that likely played a role in her passing.
Battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Suzanne Shepherd’s health struggles were no secret, as she had been dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by the restriction of airflow into and out of the lungs.
The disease often results from long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, such as cigarette smoke. COPD can lead to breathing difficulties, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
Confirmation by Daughter, Kate Shepherd
Suzanne’s daughter, Kate Shepherd, confirmed the sad news of her mother’s passing.
According to Kate, Suzanne passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, November 17, 2023.
Legacy and Impact
Suzanne Shepherd will be remembered for her exceptional contributions to the world of entertainment, her iconic roles in “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos,” and her influence as a director and teacher.