Beloved Quebec actress Janine Sutto dead at 95
Sutto died of natural causes with family at her bedside
Janine Sutto, a prolific actress who delighted Quebec audiences for decades, died of natural causes early Tuesday morning. She was 95.
Her son-in-law, Jean-François Lépine, confirmed that Sutto had been living in a palliative care centre leading up to her death.
Sutto's daughter, actress Mireille Deyglun, was by her bedside in the final hours.
A long, celebrated career
Over the years, Sutto received many of Canada's top arts honours, including becoming a companion to the Order of Canada in 1991 and being named to the National Order of Quebec in 1998.
In 2014, Sutto was given a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement.
Sutto continued to perform in the theatre until she was 92.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, who was present at the mural's unveiling, tweeted his condolences Tuesday morning, saying that the flags at City Hall would fly at half-mast.
Suite au décès de Mme Janine Sutto, les drapeaux de la ville de Montreal seront en berne. Je m'ennuie déjà d'elle... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPJanineSutto?src=hash">#RIPJanineSutto</a>—@DenisCoderre
With files from Presse Candienne