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Suzzanne Douglas | Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/suzzannedouglas
Suzzanne Douglas | Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/suzzannedouglas

Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb Was an 'Amazing Man' & Suzzanne Douglas' Husband

Akhona Zungu
Oct 11, 2023
05:15 A.M.

It only took months for Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb, Suzzanne Douglas's husband, to know he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. The couple had one daughter, but their union sadly ended with the actress's death.

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In June 2017, late Hollywood star Suzzanne Douglas posted a photo of a happy middle-aged man out at sea. He sported a white cap (worn backward), a dark-colored sweater with a grey T-shirt underneath, and matching sweatpants.

He smiled, basking in the morning sunlight as the boat cruised on dark ocean waters, proudly holding up his giant catch after a successful fishing session. The gentleman in the image was Suzzanne's husband, neurological radiologist Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb.

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"My amazing man caught dinner for us this morning....stripper!!!" Suzzanne enthused on Instagram. By then, the lovebirds had celebrated 28 years of marital bliss and lived happily together.

The Early Days of Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb and Suzzanne Douglas's Romance

Roy and Suzzanne met on a blind date in 1988 and soon began a romantic relationship. They had only been dating for half a year when Roy decided he was ready to pop the big question. Suzzanne recalled the evening he proposed in an interview years later.

Suzzanne Douglas and Roy Cobb attend The Andy Warhol Museum's Annual NYC Dinner at Indochine on November 12, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Suzzanne Douglas and Roy Cobb attend The Andy Warhol Museum's Annual NYC Dinner at Indochine on November 12, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

It was Christmas Eve, and the actress was coming back from a Broadway show. She found her husband quietly lying on the living room sofa. She remembered raving about the show when something caught her attention.

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It was a blue velvet bag attached to a mistletoe. "I took it down, and inside was a beautiful engagement ring. Roy said, 'Will you marry me?'" she recounted. Needless to say, Suzzanne gleefully agreed. They tied the knot in New York City on February 11, 1989.

Suzzanne Douglas poses at the Opening Night of Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie" on Broadway at The Booth Theater on February 25, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Suzzanne Douglas poses at the Opening Night of Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie" on Broadway at The Booth Theater on February 25, 2016, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb and Suzzanne Douglas Had a Small Family

Roy and Suzzanne only had one daughter, Jordan Victoria Cobb. Jordan graduated from college in May 2017. Her mom shared a congratulatory post on Instagram in her honor, writing, "Our daughter, the NYU graduate! So proud!!! Continuing the legacy!"

Alongside the sweet caption was a photo of Jordan posing in her grad attire and smiling wide with her parents standing proudly on each side. Beyond this post, however, little else is known about her.

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Suzzanne Douglas's Untimely Death in 2021

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In July 2021, just months after her and Roy's 32nd wedding anniversary, news emerged that Suzzanne had died at age 64. Roy revealed his wife had lost her years-long battle with cancer, though he hadn't specified which kind.

In addition to Broadway, Suzzanne was chiefly recognized for her role as Jerri Peterson in the '90s sitcom "The Parent 'Hood." She also appeared in "School of Rock" with Jack Black and the 2015 Whitney Houston biopic, "Whitney," directed by Angela Bassett.

She also starred in the heartwrenching limited series "When They See Us," with Jharrel Jerome and Niecy Nash. The Chicago native, who graduated from Illinois State University, was also a singer and composer with a master's in music. Her husband said she was working on an album before she died.

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