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Good Times actress Ja’net DeBois dead at 74


GOOD Times star Ja'net Dubois was reportedly found dead on Tuesday.

According to reports, the 74-year-actress died "unexpectedly" in her sleep overnight while in her home in Glendale, California.

TMZ reports it is not yet clear who found the star's body in the morning, and sources says the star hadn't been complaining about any specific illness before she passed.

In fact, the star appeared to be in great spirits when she attended a fan event in Hollywood earlier this year.

The iconic actress was best known for her role as Willona Woods on the sitcom Good Times.

But the singer-songwriter is also known for co-writing and singing the theme song, Movin' on Up for The Jeffersons.

She started her acting career in theater in the 1960s, appearing in Broadway's Golden Boy with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr.

Ja'net then moved to TV by becoming the first African-American female to be a regular cast-member on a daytime serial with her role as Loretta Allen on Love of Life.

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