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Kiefer Sutherland's Mom Shirley Douglas Dies of Pneumonia

Kiefer Sutherland‘s mother Shirley Douglas has sadly passed away. She was 86-years-old.

The 53-year-old Designated Survivor took to Twitter on Sunday (April 5) to announce that his mother had died from pneumonia complications, clarifying that her death was “not related” to COVID-19.

“Early this morning my mother Shirley Douglas, passed away due to complications surrounding pneumonia (not related to COVID19),” Kiefer wrote. “My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming.”

Shirley was a famed in actress in both screen and on stage. She was an impassioned Canadian activist and was the daughter of Medicare founder Tommy Douglas.

“To any families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly to the Coronavirus, my heart breaks to you,” Kiefer continued. “Please stay safe.”

Our thoughts are with Shirley Douglas‘ loved ones during this difficult time.