Sister Act 2 is an American musical comedy film that was based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson and starring Whoopi Goldberg. The film was directed by Bill Dukey and released by Touchstone Pictures.
It is the sequel to the successful 1992 film Sister Act. Sister Act 2 was not as successful as Sister Act 1, but it was one of the best films of its time. The movie had a 3.5 out of 10 according to the website Rotten Tomatoes.
Goldberg was nominated for an MTV movie award for best comedy performance on the film Years Down The Lane and the film is still one of the best comedy films of its time. The television film Sister Act 2 had many cast members and in this article we'll feature some of the cast members who died in real life.
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Barnard Hughes played the role of father Maurice in the movie Sister Act 2. He was portrayed as sweet, yet a very incompetent stuff at the church. Hughes was recognized for his work at the Broadway and in TV shows.
After Sister Act 2, he returned to his role as Buzz Richmond on the family drama Blossom up until 1994 and in 2000, he played Henry in the film Adaptation of the musical the Fantasticks. Sadly, Hughes passed away in 2006 at the age of 90.
L-R: Mary Wicks and Whoopi Goldberg (Facebook).
Mary Wicks is another cast member from the movie Sister Act 2 that has died in real life. Wicks died two years after the release of the movie due to complications from a surgery she had undergone. Wicks appeared in Sister Act as Sister Mary leading the Saint Catherine choir.
Wicks will always be remembered as Aunt March in the 1994 film Little Women and a voice actress in movies such as Grandma and Life With Louie.
James Coburn is another actor from the movie Sister Act 2 that has passed away in real life. Coburn died in 2002 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 74. It was also reported that he suffered from arthritis as well before his demise.
James Coburn had a successful career in acting and he ended up winning an academy award. Coburn was popularly known for his roles in Western films and action flicks such as Mr Cripps and many more.
Michael Jeter is another cast member from the movie Sister Act 2 that has died in real life. Jeter played the role of the flunky father Ignacius. He taught math at the academy at the time of filming Sister Act 2.
Jeter had already played the role of Hermann styles in the comedy series Evening Shade that aired back in the 90s. Jeter is best known for his supporting role as Percy in action drama Open Range. Unfortunately, Jeter passed away in 2003 at the age of 50 years.
Robert Pastorelli is another cast member of the movie Sister Act 2 that has actually passed away in real life. Robert had a small role in the movie but he brought his comedy chops to the screen and stood out.
Years later, he got roles in movies such as Double Rush Cracker and in comedy series Murphy Brown. Sadly Robert Pastorelli really died at the young age of 49 back in 2004.
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Carmen Zapata is another cast member from the movie Sister Act 2 that has passed away in real life. Zapata died at the age of 86 years due to a heart condition. She played a nun in the movie. She received the Hollywood walk of fame in 2003.
Pat Crawford Brown
Pat Crawford Brown is another cast member from the film Sister Acts 2 that has passed away in real life in the 50s. Brown began her acting alongside her career as a school teacher and taught English literature in the 60s and 70s.
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She is best known for her roles in shows such as General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. She has also appeared in Sister Act both 1 and 2. Pat died in 2019 at the age of 90 years at her home in Woodland Hills in California due to natural causes.
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