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Kiefer Sutherland went out with Cindy Vela for the first time since the death of his mother Shirley Douglas

Kiefer Sutherland first dated girlfriend Cindy Vela since losing his mother Shirley Douglas, 86, to pneumonia

Kiefer Sutherland caught a glimpse in Los Angeles this week during his first public sighting since his mother Shirley Douglas died of pneumonia complications at the age of 86.

The 53-year-old actor and country singer seemed to be comforting himself in music when he saw his guitar on the street.

He could be seen talking to his actress girlfriend Cindy Vela, 41, with whom he’s been since 2014.

On the go: Kiefer Sutherland caught a glimpse in Los Angeles this week during his first public sighting since his mother Shirley Douglas died of pneumonia complications at the age of 86

On the go: Kiefer Sutherland caught a glimpse in Los Angeles this week during his first public sighting since his mother Shirley Douglas died of pneumonia complications at the age of 86

Kiefer announced his mother’s death on Twitter on April 5, just three days after the actress and activist turned 86.

“This morning, my mother, Shirley Douglas, died of complications from pneumonia (unrelated to COVID19),” he wrote.

“My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life. Unfortunately, she had been fighting for her health for quite some time and we as a family knew that this day would come ‘, the icon continued.

“To families who have unexpectedly lost loved ones to the corona virus, my heart breaks for you. Please stay safe. ‘

Longtime love: He could be seen chatting to his actress girlfriend Cindy Vela, 41, with whom he's been since 2014

Longtime love: He could be seen chatting to his actress girlfriend Cindy Vela, 41, with whom he's been since 2014

Longtime love: He could be seen chatting to his actress girlfriend Cindy Vela, 41, with whom he’s been since 2014

Shirley had Kiefer and his twin sister Rachel with her second husband Donald Sutherland, whom she was married from 1966 to 1970.

As a film actress, she starred in films such as David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers and Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the novel Vladimir Nabokov Lolita.

Shirley was known for her stage work, and she and Kiefer played the mother-son roles in Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie.

Preferably left: Kiefer announced his mother's death on Twitter on April 5, just three days after the actress and activist turned 86; they are depicted in 2012

Preferably left: Kiefer announced his mother's death on Twitter on April 5, just three days after the actress and activist turned 86; they are depicted in 2012

Preferably left: Kiefer announced his mother’s death on Twitter on April 5, just three days after the actress and activist turned 86; they are depicted in 2012

She became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003 for contributions to the performing arts and also entered Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

Like her children, she came from famous origins as the daughter of politician Tommy Douglas, known in Canada as the ‘Father Of Medicare’.

Along with Kiefer and Rachel, Shirley is survived by her son Thomas Emil Sicks through her first marriage to Timothy Emil Sicks brewery heir.

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