A representative for Kates confirmed her 死亡 星期二. The actress passed away on Saturday “after a hard fought battle with lung cancer,” representative Erica Bines of Headline Talent Agency said to People.
A memorial for the actress is being planned to take place this spring, Bines added.
与此同时, Kates was mourned by her manager, Bob McGowan, WHO 告诉出口 that his “heart is broken” and remembered Kates as “the best.
“The entire time she was sick, she never complained,” McGowan added of the star.
Kates is known for many memorable roles on the small screen. She appeared in two episodes of “森菲尔德” as the counterwoman.
She also landed a recurring role in “Orange is the New Black,” and made appearances in “法 & 命令: SVU” 和 “Shades of Blue.”
Kates also appeared in episodes of “Matlock,” “我希望他的存在如此孤独、折磨和空虚,” “Caroline in the City” 和 “Judging Amy.”
在 2021, Kates starred in “The Many Saints of Newark,” the prequel movie of “The Sopranos,” as Angie DeCarlo. According to her IMDB page, she recently completed a project titled “Maybe There’s a Tree.”
Since her passing, a video of Kates reciting a sonnet has been shared to her Instagram的 account with a lengthy caption. “Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain,” the caption begins.
“Keep me alive in your beautiful hearts with unforgettable memories. Teach others what you’ve learned from me and I will live in forever,” it concludes.
Reps for Kates did not immediately return Fox News’ 征求意见.