How Did Actress Madge Sinclair Die?

James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair


Screengrab from Coming to America (1988)

The Coming 2 America sequel will characteristic nearly all the authentic solid members when it makes its debut on Amazon Prime on March 5.

The long-awaited follow-up to the 1988 Eddie Murphy hit follows his newly topped character King Akeem and his finest pal Semmi (Arsenio Corridor)  in a brand new, heir-related journey set in New York Metropolis.

Returning solid members embody Shari Headley, who performed, Lisa, Akeem’s love curiosity turned spouse within the authentic movie, and  John Amos who performed Lisa’s father, Cleo McDowell.  Appearing legend James Earl Jones can be again as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer. Even Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais, who performed a royal rose bearer within the authentic movie, will make a return for Coming 2 America, in accordance with Hollywood Life.

New solid members will embody Leslie Jones, Traci Morgan, Wesley Snipes,  Jermaine Fowler, Kiki Lane, Teyanna Taylor, and Murphy’s real-life daughter Bella.

Sadly, a beloved authentic Coming to America star, Madge Sinclair, has handed away, so her character, Queen Aoleon Joffer, Akeem’s mom and the Queen of Zamunda, won’t be a part of the brand new film.

Though Sinclair’s character won’t be in Coming 2 America, followers are hoping she can be honored ultimately with both a movie dedication or a picture of her within the palace.

Madge Sinclair Died 7 Years After the Authentic ‘Coming to America’ Movie

Sinclair, an Emmy-winning actress recognized for her work within the 1977 TV miniseries Roots, was identified with leukemia in 1982 a full six years earlier than she appeared in Coming to America, in accordance with her IMDB bio.

Though she was given a grim prognosis, Sinclair continued to work nicely previous her function because the regal and stylish Coming to America queen and all the best way up till the 12 months of her demise. Sinclair outlived docs’ predictions for her life expectancy by a number of years. The actress died at age 57 on December 20, 1995, 13 years after her authentic most cancers prognosis.

Sinclair was cremated and her ashes had been scattered in her Jamaican hometown, per Face 2 Face Africa.

Madge Sinclair Teamed  Up With Her ‘Coming to America’ Husband One Extra Time to Play a King & Queen Couple

Only one 12 months earlier than her demise, Sinclair reunited along with her Coming to America co-star James Earl Jones to play royalty for a second time. The 2 stars supplied the voices for Simba’s dad and mom, King Mufasa and his Lion Queen spouse, Sarabi, within the 1994 animated characteristic The Lion King.

The royal redo got here 4 years after Sinclair received an Emmy for her function as Jones’ love curiosity within the ABC collection Gabriel’s Fireplace, per Sinclair’s obituary within the Impartial.

Whereas she additionally appeared in movie blockbusters equivalent to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Dwelling, Sinclair loved engaged on TV as nicely.

“Some folks get snooty about it, however I like working for tv,” she mentioned. “I can end one thing and see it the following week.”

Madge Sinclair’s final credited appearing function was within the 1995 TV collection Dream On.

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