Dorothy Steel, who played a tribal leader in Black Panther, has died at the age of 95.
According to WSB-TV, she passed away on Friday morning (October 15) at her home in Detroit. Her publicist said she was in the middle of filming Black Panther 2 when the Marvel franchise flew her back to Detroit, where she was born in 1926, to spend her final moments with the family.
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Steel got the role of tribal leader when she was 88 years old. WSB-TV revealed that Marvel called her an hour after broadcasting an audition. Steel told the outlet in 2018, “It was just amazing, it really was. If someone had told me that I would be an actor, I would have said you must be crazy. “
The exact cause of Steel’s death is unknown.