Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Kathy Lamkin died aged 74 after battling a short illness earlier this month.
It is understood that the impressive actress passed away last Monday (April 4) at her family home surrounded by her loved ones.
Her loving family shared the heartbreaking news with Deadline magazine, saying, “Kathy will be missed by family and friends and left an impact on all she encountered in her life on this Earth.”
She is best known for her role in the 2003 horror film classic opposite Hollywood icon Jessica Biel.
The loving actress also established herself in impressive fashion by starring alongside Javier Barden’s hitman Anton Chighurh as the manager of the Desert Aire trailer park in the critically acclaimed No Country for Old Men. .
Kathy was born in the heart of Graham, Texas on December 10, 1947, but the star quickly made an impact in Hollywood with her incredible big-screen work.
The actress landed her starring role in the popular horror film and soon received her first SAG Award as part of the cast of the acclaimed 2007 film by the Coen brothers.
She has also appeared in films such as Waiting for Huffman, Confession, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Astronaut Farmer, In the Valley of Blah, The Heartbreak Kid, Sunshine Cleaning, Welcome to the Rileys and Sweetwater.
His TV credits included Malcom in the Middle, Nip/Tuck, Medium, Bones, Boston Legion and My Name is Earl.
Over the years, the brunette beauty appeared in a total of 46 film and television projects throughout her career between 1990 and 2014.
The star made her last appearance in 2014 in the independent film Chimeras where she played the role of Anita in the gripping western film.
Apart from her film roles, Kathy also taught acting at Cowell Elementary School in Houston before creating and later directing theater arts at Unicorn School of Acting and USA Theater.
The star leaves behind husband of 52 years Stephen L. Lamkin and daughter Kati, son Greg and wife Jamie and their two grandchildren Benjamin and Morgan.
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