Ja’net DuBois, 74, who played Willona Woods on the classic Norman Lear sitcom “Good Times,” was found dead Tuesday.
The actress died “unexpectedly” in her sleep at her home in Glendale, California, reports TMZ.
It’s unclear who found DuBois’ body Tuesday morning, according to the report, which claims that she appeared to be in good health in recent weeks.
Ja’net DuBois was recently seen smiling alongside “Good Times” cast members Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis and Johnny Brown for the 2020 Hollywood Show in Burbank on Feb. 1. “Good Times” ran on CBS from 1974 to 1979.
The actress was also known for co-writing and singing “Movin’ on Up,” the theme song for the long-running sitcom “The Jeffersons,” which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985.
TV Land remembers "Good Times" star Ja'net Dubois. In addition to being the Evans family's lovable neighbor, Willona, Dubois composed and sang "Movin' on Up" the iconic theme song for "The Jeffersons." She was 74 and will be missed.
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— TV Land (@tvland) February 18, 2020
TV Land, the nostalgia-fueled network that airs reruns of “Good Times,” tweeted the following tribute to DuBois Tuesday: “TV Land remembers ‘Good Times’ star Ja’net Dubois. In addition to being the Evans family’s lovable neighbor, Willona, Dubois composed and sang ‘Movin’ on Up’ the iconic theme song for ‘The Jeffersons.’ She was 74 and will be missed.”
The actress is survived by three children: Yovanne DuBois, Burghardt DuBois and Rani DuBois, who also had roles on “Good Times”.