#Roommates, very sad news to report. The world has lost another legend, as it’s just been announced that well-loved “Good Times” actress Ja’Net DuBois has passed away at the age of 74.
According to TMZ, Ja’Net DuBois, most famous for her role has the fan-favorite character of Willona Woods on the 70s sitcom “Good Times,” has died. Reportedly, Ja’Net was found unresponsive in her home in Glendale, California. It was discovered that she unexpectedly died in her sleep.
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#Roommates, it is being reported that #JanetDubois has reportedly passed away today. The veteran actress is most known for her role on #GoodTimes as #WillonaWoods. @TMZ_TV, reports she unexpectedly passed in her sleep overnight in her home in Glendale, CA. _______________ We are keeping her friends, family and fans in our prayers. May she rest in peace! 🙏🏽 (📸: @gettyimages)
As of right now, it’s unclear who discovered her body earlier this morning. Sources revealed that Ja’Net had not complained of any specific illnesses or ailments recently and was reported to be in good health according to those close to her. She was last seen publicly at a fan event in Hollywood just a few weeks ago.
In addition to playing Willona on “Good Times,” Ja’Net also sang the very popular theme song to the hit series “The Jeffersons.” Her character on “Good Times” was known for her sassy demeanor, witty comebacks and for adopting her daughter Penny, famously played by a young Janet Jackson.
Ja’Net’s acting career started on Broadway, where she was cast in a number of critically-acclaimed plays including “Golden Boy” with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. and also, “A Raisin In The Sun.” Additionally, she also won two Emmy awards for her voice-over work on the 90s animated series, “The PJs.”
Ja’Net is survived by her three children. We want to send out our thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?