Broadway actress and Ghost star Armelia McQueen has died at the age of 68, according to Deadline.
The outlet reports that McQueen died Saturday. No cause of death has been given as of yet.
McQueen’s friend Dorian Hannaway confirmed McQueen’s passing on Facebook, writing, “You are truly an angel now. My dear friend Armelia crossed over yesterday. She leaves us cherishing her memory as she was one of the greatest friends could ever have. The only thing bigger than her beautiful soul was her extraordinary talent. She gave us such joy in her many turns on the Broadway stage as well as her film and TV roles. She was brilliant in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and so many other shows.”
“But I will remember her as my girlfriend whose dazzling smile and…sense of humor gave me so much joy,” she continued. “All of us who are lucky enough to call her our friend will be sustained by the many memories of the fun we all had together. My heart is sad this day; but I know I’ll see my friend at the next party. Save me a seat, Queenie.”
McQueen made her debut on Broadway in 1978 in Ain’t Misbehavin’. The production won the award for Best Musical at the Tony Awards. McQueen reached a new generation of fans as Clara Brown, the sister to clairvoyant Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) in the 1990 romantic classic Ghost. She continued acting on television, with one of her more recent roles being Brooklyn Nine-Nine.