Beloved Hollywood actress passes away at 91

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.15 - 2023 9:34 AM CET

Beloved Hollywood actress passes away at 91.

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Piper Laurie, a renowned American actress, passed away on Saturday, October 14, at the age of 91.

Her death was confirmed by her manager, Marion Rosenberg, who described Laurie as "a beautiful person and one of the greatest talents of our time."

Rosenberg also revealed that Laurie had been ill for some time, although an official cause of death has not yet been announced.

Laurie had a prolific career, appearing in numerous TV shows and films, including "Children of a Lesser God," "Return to Oz," and "The Bunker."

However, she is perhaps best known for her role as the terrifying mother in the iconic 1976 horror film "Carrie," based on a novel by Stephen King.

Her performance in "Carrie" earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also won a Golden Globe for her role as Catherine Martell and Mr. Tojamura in the hit series "Twin Peaks."

The news of her death has left fans and the entertainment industry in mourning, as they remember her contributions to film and television.

Watch Piper Laurie win Golden Globes award for best supporting actress below