Goodfellas and The Sopranos actress Suzanne Shepherd dead aged 89

Goodfellas and The Sopranos actress Suzanne Shepherd dead aged 89

Suzanne Shepherd has died aged 89 (Picture: Getty)

Goodfellas and The Sopranos actress Suzanne Shepherd has died aged 89.

The US star had a glittering, decades-long career in showbiz.

She is best known for her roles in films like Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990) and in the HBO drama show The Sopranos.

In Goodfellas she played the mother of Karen Hill, who was played by Lorraine Bracco, and in The Sopranos, she famously played Mary DeAngelis.

Her cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Shepherd’s granddaughter, Isabelle, confirmed her death to The US Sun, but did not provide further details.

Along with Isabelle, Shepherd is survived by her daughter Kate, son-in-law Miles, and daughter-in-law Joyce.

Following the sad news of her death, Shepherd’s fans and former co-stars have paid tribute.

Fellow Sopranos actor Ray Abruzzo took to Instagram with a touching statement, writing: ‘Sad to hear of the passing of Suzanne Shepherd.

‘A force of nature. Actress, teacher. Played Carmella’s mother on Sopranos and Karen’s mother in Goodfellas.’

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