Shannon Thomas death: Actor passed away after a long battle with cancer

Actor Shannon Thomas died. (Source: Facebook)
Actor Shannon Thomas died. (Source: Facebook)


Shannon Thomas, an Atlanta-based actor best known for his roles in Black Lightning (2018), The Best of Enemies (2019), The Christmas Ride (2020), and Empire (2017), has died. People thought Shannon Thomas had a pleasant disposition. Given the recent news, many people must be interested to learn the cause of death for Shannon Thomas. Keep reading to know more about Shannon Thomas and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Shannon Thomas?

Shannon is an Atlanta-based actor best known for his roles in Black Lightning (2018), The Best of Enemies (2019), The Christmas Ride (2020), and Empire (2017). As a character actor, Shannon has flourished and is quite open to trying new things. He enjoys playing villainous and cunning characters, but his favourite part is playing Santa Claus in the Warner Brothers-produced stage production of The Polar Express.

In his role as an actor, Shannon worked with Sunrise Sunset Talent Agency. He attended Oakhaven Baptist Academy while pursuing his Master of Business Administration at William Woods University. At College of the Ozarks, he also pursued a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but until his death, he resided in Conyers, Georgia.


How did Shannon Thomas die?

Actor Shannon Thomas, who was based in Atlanta, passed away on August 2, 2023.

His wife Debye Swilley posted the terrible news on Facebook.

She wrote,

“As many of you know my warrior Shannon has battled cancer for the last 19 months…he fought with everything he had and kept the most amazing attitude through it all.

This last week things took a turn and very rapidly he declined. Shannon Ray Thomas graced the Heavens early this morning. I am so very grateful for his entire family, especially his beautiful mom Norma, brother Roger and sons Zack and Josh. They have been such a source of grace and strength.

He will forever be in my heart. Fly high my darling…until we meet again. I love you so.”

Shannon laid the foundation for the Clearwater Lakers Franchise and will always be regarded as The Patriarch of the exceptional foundation of the organization.

Even though his time on earth was short, Tony Larussa will always be remembered for his game-changing manoeuvres that always provided the Lakers with a better and more certain chance to win.

The family has stated that Shannon Thomas’s funeral plans would be made public at a later date. This means that the family is putting together the necessary details regarding his passing and the scheduled funeral service as soon as they can. Shannon’s neighbourhood, friends, and acquaintances will be able to honour his life and pay their respects after the obituary and burial arrangements are made public.


Shannon Thomas cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Shannon Thomas has passed away.

Shannon Thomas has been battling cancer for the past 19 months. He put everything he had into the battle and maintained the most incredible attitude all the while. Things changed dramatically during the past week, and his health deteriorated quickly. Shannon Ray Thomas sadly passed away this morning following a protracted fight with cancer.

He battled valiantly. He was quite polite and had some fascinating life experiences to share. His disclosure of his battle with cancer was incredibly courageous. We send our love, prayers, and hugs to Roger, his wife, his boys, and the rest of his family and friends.


Tributes to Shannon Thomas

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Atli Yogi sher wrote: “Oh my Debye!!!💔💔💔… Im so so sorry is an understatement! There really are no words! You are the strongest woman that I know, It’s okay not to be okay right now!!! You have such an amazing inner circle, lean on them right now!!! Im sending you all of my love and prayers!!!🙏♥️”

Happychia wrote: “Sending you the love & light which you so graciously have given many of us through the years!! May his spirit be with you forever ❤️🙏🏽 and his soul rest in peace.”

Losing a loved one is among the hardest experiences anybody can have in life. Any journey must have a final destination. Sadly, the person’s time on earth has now come to an end with their death. We express our love, prayers, and wishes for eternal peace to his family, friends, and loved ones.

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