Although never a leading actor, her roles often seemed bigger than they actually were. This was due to her amazing talent and dedication to her craft. It was hard not to notice.
Trained for live theater, Lynne Thigpen bounced between the stage, television and films her entire career, working steadily in all three mediums. And although she appeared in many movies and television shows, her name was never fully recognized by the mainstream public.
Lynne Thigpen passed away suddenly on March 12, 2003 of a cerebral hemorrhage, leaving many of those impressed with her talents wondering what might have come next. Sadly, it's a question that will never be answered.