Who Knew This “Lean On Me” Actress Died So Young From THIS?

Posted On : September 2, 2015
LEAN ON ME: Morgan Freeman, Lynne Thigpen, 1989.
LEAN ON ME, Morgan Freeman, Lynne Thigpen, and cast, 1989.

Actress Lynne Thigpen had roles in many films and TV shows, such as Tootsie, The District, and Anger Management, but most of us remember here on ILoveOldSchoolMusic.com remember her as “Leonna Barrett” in Lean On Me. She played the disgruntled parent of an expelled student in the film and when “Mr. Clark” (Morgan Freeman) kicked her out of the parent meeting it was CLASSIC!

LEAN ON ME, Morgan Freeman, Lynne Thigpen, and cast, 1989.
LEAN ON ME, Morgan Freeman, Lynne Thigpen, and cast, 1989.

We wanted shed some light on a few facts about this phenomenal actress that many of us over here didn’t even know. Ms. Thigpen passed away 12 years ago on March 12, 2003 at the young age of 54. Apparently her death was a shock to everyone, including her close family and friends because she had no known history of illnesses and otherwise appeared to be a healthy woman.

Lynne was found dead at her…

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