Actress Markie Post has died. She was 70.
The Night Court star died Saturday after battling cancer for nearly four years.In a statement, Post’s family paid tribute to her electric personality both on and off the set.
“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,” the statement read.
Post’s former costars Melissa Joan Hart and Sophia Bush are among those honoring the late actress following her death.
“I’m heartbroken to lose an angel here on earth! My dear friend and TV mother #MarkiePost is finally at rest after a long hard battle with cancer,” said Hart, Post’s Holiday in Handcuffs costar, wrote in an emotional Instagram post on Sunday.
Hart also thanked Post for their friendship and “the kindness she demonstrated” over the years alongside a smiling shot of the two in winter attire.
“Her example to me of how to be gracious, professional, find the fun in life and be a great mother at the same time will always live in me,” Hart added. “I am heartbroken but I know she is at peace. Now this angel on earth gets to spread her wings and be an angel to us all from above. Love you so much Markie! You will be forever missed! 🦋💫.”
Bush, who played Post’s daughter in ABC’s Chicago P.D., shared a separate tribute on her Instagram story.
“I am just heartbroken to heart about the passing of my friend, scene partner (she was a phenom) and forever Bunny, #MarkiePost. Too soon,” the 39-year-old actress wrote atop an image of the two smiling for a selfie. “Prayers to her family, who she always spoke of with a twinkle in her eye.”
Born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, Post spent four decades in the television industry. She worked behind the scenes on several game shows, eventually working her way up to associate producer credit on Alex Trebek’s Double Dare and appearing as a card dealer on NBC’s Card Sharks.
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