Diahann Carroll, Trailblazing Actress, Dies Aged 84

Published: Friday 4th Oct 2019 by Sam

In breaking news, it’s been announced that renown actress Diahann Carroll has died aged 84.

Details below…

The news was confirmed by the star’s daughter.

Carroll’s passing comes after a long, hard-fought battle against cancer.

A trailblazer, the Tony Award winning star was the first Black woman to lead a TV series (with 1968’s ‘Julia’).

She’s perhaps most notable to modern audiences, though, for her enchanting performance as Dominique Deveraux on 80s soap opera ‘Dynasty.’ Who could forget her iconic spars with Alexis Carrington (played by Joan Collins)?!

Our thoughts an prayers go out to Carroll’s  family.

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[Photo Credit: ABC/Getty]

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  1. And I … Oop! October 4, 2019

    Rest In Paradise Queen 👑🙏🕊️

  2. Casual October 4, 2019

    RIP, Queen! She was a true trailblazer — first black woman to have a starring role in a sitcom as a career woman (nurse) in the show Julia and then as the first black B on Dynasty.

  3. L’ORANGE October 4, 2019

    She was beautiful, classy and elegant. Many women of color should strive to be like Diahann. So long as she will see Anubis the God of Afterlife as her soul will be redistributed to universe to be rebirth. She left a good legacy.

  4. IAMME October 4, 2019

    QUEEN

  5. October 4, 2019

    r.i.p.

  6. Keith October 4, 2019

    Such a talented, classy lady. So sad. May she rest in peace…

  7. Fancy BISH October 4, 2019

    Omg, so sad 😞 What a beautiful woman and an iconic talent! For me personally, it’s never about the quantity of African American representation in TV and films, but about the RIGHT representation…and Diahann Carroll certainly was the right talent! Classy, smart, elegant, confident and sultry! But don’t be fooled, because the homegirl would come out to check you, perfectly portrayed in Dynasty! A true pioneer in the art of shade and reads! 🤳🏽 She left a lasting impression! As a kid from 0 – 10, I never thought blacks were misrepresented…the 1980’s had a balance that just WORKED…you couldn’t talk about the biggest in music, film, TV, art, (of course) sports, etc without including African Americans! It was a barrier breaking time, and Miss Carroll played a huge part in helping to break it down 🥰 Prayers to her family and friends 🙏🏽
    https://tenor.com/view/dynasty-dominique-deveraux-gif-3439667

  8. Queen👑Bee❤️ October 4, 2019

    LEGENDARY!!!
    RIP Queen👸🏽

  9. Jeans October 4, 2019

    I love this woman! She will be missed!

  10. Ivy October 4, 2019

    R.I.P. To a true queen.

  11. Maxx October 4, 2019

    Beautiful, classy, smart, and talented. Gone but not forgotten! Rest in Paradise.

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