Canadian actress, Shirley Douglas, handed away on April 5, and he or she was remembered by her well-known son, Kiefer Sutherland, in a touching Twitter tribute.

Kiefer Sutherland broke the information that his 86-year-old mom, Shirley Douglas, had sadly handed away following a battle with pneumonia on April 5. The actors took to Twitter to share the devastating information, and praised his mother for the unbelievable life she lived. In his message, Kiefer made it clear that Shirley’s demise was attributable to her issues from pneumonia, and never from coronavirus. He additionally remembered her as an “extraordinary lady,” and included a particular be aware to those that have misplaced a liked one attributable to COVID-19.

“My mom was a unprecedented lady who led a unprecedented life,” Kiefer wrote. “Sadly she had been battling her well being for fairly a while and we, as a household, knew at the present time was coming. To any households who’ve misplaced family members unexpectedly attributable to Coronavirus, my coronary heart breaks for you. Please keep protected.” Shirley was married to Kiefer’s well-known father, Donald Sutherland, from 1966-1970. In addition they had one daughter, Kiefer’s twin sister, Rachel Sutherland, collectively. Shirley was additionally beforehand married to Timothy Emil Sicks, and had one son, Thomas, with him.

Shirley started her performing profession in 1950, and was recognized for her roles in Canadian films and tv reveals. Throughout her illustrious life, she was additionally very concerned in political activism, and labored with the American Civil Rights Motion.

Shirley’s involvement in politics got here from her father, Tommy Douglas, who was the premier of Saskatchewan in Canada, in addition to a pacesetter within the New Democratic Social gathering. Shirley was additionally closely concerned in campaigning towards the Vietnam Conflict and helped to ascertain Mates of the Black Panthers. Moreover, she was a distinguished determine in preventing for Canada’s common healthcare system.