Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel Dead at 95

By Duchess Magazine

Black Panther actress Dorothy Steel Dead at 95

It’s sad news as the entertainment world has lost yet another of her talents, Dorothy Steel. The actress who lived out her longtime dream after landing a role in the blockbuster at age 88, skyrocketing to megafame, passed away on Friday morning at her home in Detroit. She was 95.

While a cause of death has not been disclosed, her agent Cindy Butler confirmed the news in a Facebook post.

“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,” Butler wrote. “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. Thank you to the world for loving on her from afar.”

Steel was was known for portraying Merchant Tribe Elder in Ryan Coogler’s Marvel Black Panther. The actress kickstarted her Hollywood career in 2015, with a guest-starring role in an episode of the YouTube series, The Trouble with Going Somewhere.

Steel also starred in Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners, also guest-starring in BET’s The Oval, and appearing in the holiday TV movies, Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses, Merry Christmas, Baby, Daisy Winters, and Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level, along with the shorts Black Majick and The Refuge.

. “Per Ms. Dorothy, she told me to tell everyone that arrangements and flowers where to send will be posted via Facebook,” Butler added. “She was still telling me what to do. That was my Ms.Dorothy………….WAKANDA FOREVER.”

Burial plans have not been disclosed yet.

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