Ja’net DuBois, star of ‘Good Times,’ dead at 74


Ja’net DuBois, who played Willona Woods on the classic Norman Lear sitcom “Good Times,” was found dead Tuesday. She was 74.

Ja'net DuBois in 2016.

The actress died “unexpectedly” in her sleep at her home in Glendale, California, reports TMZ. It’s unclear who found DuBois’ body Tuesday morning, according to the report, which claims that she appeared to be in good health in recent weeks.

DuBois was recently seen smiling alongside “Good Times” cast members Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker, BernNadette Stanis and Johnny Brown for the 2020 Hollywood Show in Burbank on Feb. 1. “Good Times” ran on CBS from 1974 to 1979.

The actress was also known for co-writing and singing “Movin’ on Up,” the theme song for the long-running sitcom “The Jeffersons,” which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985.