‘Black Panther’ Actress Dorothy Steel Dies at 95

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“Black Panther” actress Dorothy Steel has passed away at the age of 95, her agent confirmed in a Facebook post.

Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel has died in her Michigan home at the age of 95, per Deadline’s Matt Grobar

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“It’s with a Heavy heart I announce this morning Dorothy Steel transitioned this morning in her hometown of Detroit. That is what she wanted to be home,” Steel’s agent Cindy Butler confirmed in a Facebook post.  

Steel, who starred as Merchant Tribe Elder in Ryan Coogler’s 2018 Marvel film, debuted in Hollywood at the age of 88 in 2015. She went on to play a variety of roles in films, television shows, and commercials, including Daisy WintersPOMSChristmas Wishes and Mistletoe KissesEmperorThe Oval, and Jumanji: The Next Level. She also appeared as Mother Harris in Bounce TV’s Saints and Sinners

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“Thank you Ms. Dorothy for giving me the opportunity to ride this wave with you. Thank you for all the Casting Directors who hired Ms. Dorothy,” Butler said in her Facebook post. “Thank you to the world for loving on her from afar. I received calls from all over the world wanting to interview or do a Bio pic of her life. She was very selective.” 

A cause of death has not been released at this time.

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