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Actress Dorothy Steel’s Cause of Death at 95 is Unknown


Sadly, the Black Panther actress passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. Dorothy Steel’s cause of death has not been disclosed, but her agent Cindy Butler confirmed her death at her home in Detroit.

“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. Ms. Dorothy was signed with iSUBMIT TALENT AGENCY for six years. 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. I received calls from all over the world wanting to interview or do a Bio pic of her life. She was very selective,” Butler posted on her Facebook.

Dorothy Steel passed away at the age of 95

Steel played the role of Merchant Tribe Elder in Black Panther and was filming the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Atlanta in her final days. She had started her acting career at the age of 88 and has also appeared on some television series, including:

  • “The Trouble with Going Somewhere,”
  • “Saints & Sinners,”
  • and “Jumanji: The Next Level.”

She previously stated that her grandson had encouraged her to audition for the Black Panther role, which cast her alongside Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett. Steel said that she was reluctant to appear in a “comic strip at my age” during a 2018 appearance on “Steve Harvey.”

“He said, ‘Grandma, you always talk about stepping out onto nothing, letting your faith take you there. Now, how come you don’t do it yourself? Either you’re gonna step out there, or you’re gonna shut up,’ ” Dorothy told Harvey at that time.

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What’s Actress Dorothy Steel’s Cause of Death?

There is no official report about Dorothy Steel’s cause of death, and US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse this reason for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.

Actress Dorothy Steel was born on February 23, 1926, in Detroit and worked for the federal government for many years before retiring as a senior revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service in 1984. Dorothy later moved to the Virgin Islands, and after 20 years, she relocated to Georgia to be near her children.

“Black Panther” Actor Chadwick Boseman’s Cause of Death Released

Another Black Panther actor also passed away one year ago. Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman’s cause of death was released. Shockingly he died at the age of 43 on August 28, 2020.

Image source: Bloomberg

The actor passed away at his home in the Los Angeles area when his wife and family were by his side. His family released the following statement to explain Chadwick Boseman’s cause of death: “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years after it progressed to stage four.”

The South Carolina native starred in “Black Panther” and also portrayed Black icons such as Jackie Robinson and James Brown. There’s no doubt he has a permanent impact on US sports and culture.

You can read about Black Panther Party Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald’s death and other celebrities’ life and career till death in the celebrity death section.

Reactions to Actress Dorothy Steel’s Death

Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

One wrote: “RIP actress Dorothy Steel! She played the role like she had been acting all of her life. RIP Ms. Dorothy. You and Chadwick the King will be together again. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family and friends at this time. You will be so sorely missed. God bless your soul.”

Another tweeted: “Rest in peace, Dorothy Steel. Steel’s story is a reminder that it is never too late to start living your dreams. She started acting at 88, booked #BlackPanther as well as other roles before passing this weekend at age 95.⁠”

An online user wrote: “I will miss Ma Dot. I kind and wise influence in my life. I thank God for allowing me the short time I got to spend with her. Always the same, firm but loving, truthful, respectful, and oh so funny. I will always treasure our time. She was and will always be a part of the best time in life.”

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous October 20, 2021

    What a blessing and wonderful encouragement Ms. Steele was to everyone, especially seniors!


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