Actress Ja’Net DuBois, Passes Away At 74

On Tuesday (February 18), it was shared that DuBois had passed away. According to multiple reports, police believe that her death was natural causes and have no current plans to investigate. Janet Jackson, who played the role of Willona Woods’s adopted daughter Penny on Good Times, shared a touching tribute on Instagram to her television mother.

“I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away,” Jackson penned in a caption of herself with DuBois. “I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends. Thank you Ja’Net, I’ll miss you. 🖤.”


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