Kiefer Sutherland voices regret over not being able to meet his actress mother Shirley Douglas before her death

Kiefer Sutherland has opened up about how his mother Shirley Douglas’ death due to complications from pneumonia in April 2020 shifted his perspective on mortality. The actor was unable to attend the funeral and says the experience has made him more cautious about his stunt-heavy roles. He reflects on his own mortality, saying, “I don’t think there’s any possible way out of this – we are going to die, and I’m on the downward slope towards that.” However, he also expresses gratitude for the life he’s had and hopes for a gleeful last moment to “show some respect” for it.