Actress Markie Post dies at 70 after battle with cancer

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Actress Markie Post attends the 'Santa Clarita Diet' TV amusement   premiere, successful  Los Angeles, connected  March 22, 2018.

(CNN)Markie Post, the histrion known for her roles successful "Night Court" and "The Fall Guy," has died. She was 70 years old.

Post passed distant Saturday, her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment confirmed to CNN connected Sunday.

"With large sadness, the household of histrion Markie Post contiguous shares her passing aft a 3 year, 10 period conflict with cancer," her household said successful a statement.

    Post chose to proceed moving contempt battling crab and going done chemo treatments, "determined to marque it her 'side job,'" the connection said, adding that the histrion played a relation successful a Lifetime Christmas movie and was a predominant impermanent prima connected the ABC bid "The Kids Are Alright" during that fight.

      "But for us, our pridefulness is successful who she was successful summation to acting; a idiosyncratic who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for archetypal apartments and showed america however to beryllium kind, loving and forgiving successful an often harsh world," her household said.

      Douglas Barr, Markie Post, Heather Thomas and Lee Majors prima  successful  "The Fall Guy."

      Born connected November 4, 1950 successful Palo Alto, California, Post launched her TV vocation "by moving down the scenes connected crippled shows," online amusement quality tract Deadline reported. She yet got successful beforehand of the camera successful 1979, appearing connected shows including "Chips," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Hart to Hart."

      Post became wide known for her roles connected the fashionable 1980s shows, "The Fall Guy" and "Night Court" and much caller appearances successful ABC's "The Kids are Alright" and Lifetime Movies.

      Tributes to Post

      Many radical who worked with the histrion expressed their condolences for her passing.

      Actress Melissa Joan Hart, who costarred with Post successful "Holiday successful Handcuffs," expressed her grief in an Instagram post, saying, "I'm heartbroken to suffer an angel present connected earth! My beloved person and TV parent [Markie Post] is yet astatine remainder aft a agelong hard conflict with cancer. I can't picture what she meant to me, the relationship we had and the kindness she demonstrated for me... Love you truthful overmuch Markie! You volition beryllium everlastingly missed!"

      Ed Asner, who worked with the histrion successful the sitcom "Hearts Afire" besides shared a tribute connected Twitter.

      "I americium devastated to perceive of the passing of my person Markie Post. She was a existent talent. We did Hearts Afire unneurotic and to enactment with her and John was a gift. F&@k Cancer!" Asner tweeted.

      Sophia Bush, who stars successful NBC's Chicago P.D. and worked with Post erstwhile she appeared arsenic Bush's parent connected the show, shared a touching station successful grant of the actress.

        "I'm conscionable heartbroken astatine the quality of Markie's passing," Bush said connected Twitter. "She was a rock. A light. A large person and a phenomenal country partner. She brought sunshine everyplace she went. Prayers."

        There are nary details of Post's memorial and each inquiries were referred to her manager.

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