Suddenly Susan: From High Ratings To Tragedy

How the Cast Reacted to Strickland’s Death

The cast was obviously shaken by Strickland’s passing and paid tribute to the actor with a series of public statements. I am devastated by the loss of my best friend,” said star Brooke Sheilds. “I pray to God David’s pure heart is now at peace.”

How the Cast Reacted to Strickland’s Death

Judd Nelson also released a statement. “David was a good friend, a good man, and a truly gifted comic actor,”he said. “…I miss him already.” Kathy Griffin had a more controversial statement following his death. She believed that Strickland’s farewell episode was “tacky” because it was filmed too soon.