American actress Markie Post died at the age of 70. The actress took her last breath on Saturday, August 7 post her battle with the deadly disease cancer for 3 years and 10 months. The death news of the actress has been confirmed to Deadline by her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky.
The ‘There’s Something About Mary’ actress is survived by her husband Michael A. Ross(producer and writer) and daughters – Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn as well as a five-month-old granddaughter.
‘Hearts Afire’ Actress Markie Post Dies Battling with Cancer
Her family said in a statement: “But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”
Markie did not give up her work even after being diagnosed with cancer. She continued her work by acting in a number of projects even in between her chemotherapy treatments. She worked on Lifetime’s ‘Four Christmases and a Wedding’ as well as the ABC series ‘The Kids Are Alright’.
Markie Post was born on the 4th of November 1950 in Palo Alto, California. She made her way into the entertainment industry initially by working behind the scenes on game shows like Split Second and Double Dare.
She made her acting debut in the year 1979 by appearing in CHiPs, The Incredible Hulk, Barnaby Jones, The Lazarus Syndrome, Hart to Hart, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
Markie Post became quite popular for her performances in ‘The Fall Guy’, NBC sitcom ‘Night Court’ and the CBS sitcom ‘Hearts Afire’.
After the news of her death was revealed, friends and fans started pouring in their condolence messages to the actress on social media.
Screenwriter Jenelle Riley shared her condolence message on Twitter by writing, “Markie Post always came off so funny, so smart, so sensitive. I remember there were three public defenders before her character on Night Court because it was so hard to find the right combo. This is so sad.”
Markie Post always came off so funny, so smart, so sensitive. I remember there were three public defenders before her character on Night Court because it was so hard to find that right combo. This is so sad. https://t.co/F95UzUkdOx
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) August 8, 2021
Author Tara Benett posted on her Twiter handle by writing, “Was a strange but consistent thing that after I moved to LA, I’d see Markie Post randomly at a Carrows or the Apple store. Felt like a good omen moments as I loved Night Court. She was always smiling and joyful which I loved to see.”
Was a strange but consistent thing that after I moved to LA, I’d see Markie Post randomly at a Carrows or the Apple store. Felt like good omen moments as I loved Night Court. She was always smiling & joyful which I loved to see. https://t.co/rTAQleiEnH
— Tara Bennett (@TaraDBennett) August 8, 2021
Sarabeth Pollock tweeted by writing, “Oh no! Not Markie Post. I loved her in the Night Court. I was too young to really get the jokes but I laughed because I knew it was funny and I’d grow up to understand the humor.”
Oh no! Not Markie Post. I loved her in Night Court. I was too young to really get the jokes but I laughed because I knew it was funny and I'd grow up to understand the humor. https://t.co/rRqoNbDbO7
— Sarabeth Pollock (@SarabethPollock) August 8, 2021
Here is one more post:
I am just about to get to bed and I have to find out through twitter that my friend Markie Post has passed away.
Two of my friends have passed within three days of each other and I am just speechless right now…
Tell people you love them every day guys. Every damn day.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) August 8, 2021
Details regarding the memorial service are not yet revealed.