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Janet Jackson Remembers 'Good Times' Mom Ja'Net DuBois After Her Death

Janet Jackson Remembers 'Good Times' Mom Ja'Net DuBois After Her Death

Janet Jackson is remembering the late Ja’Net DuBois.

The 53-year-old entertainer took to Instagram on Tuesday (February 18) to pay tribute to her Good Times mom Ja’Net, after it was announced she suddenly passed away.

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“I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away. I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment,” Janet wrote. “I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends.
Thank you Ja’Net, I’ll miss you. 🖤”

Ja’Net starred as Willona Woods for all six seasons of Good Times back in the 1970s. Janet joined the cast in season five as Penny Gordon, a young girl who was being physically abused by her birth mother. Willona eventually adopted Penny.

Our thoughts are with Ja’Net DuBois‘ loved ones during this difficult time.

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