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Actress Esther Scott Dies Of Heart Attack At 66-Years-Old

We have lost another of our veteran thespians, brothas and sistas.

According to TMZ, Esther Scott has passed away from a heart attack at age 66. A member of the family says that the Boyz N The Hood actress suffered a heart attack last Tuesday and has been hospitalized for the last week before succumbing to her ailment this past Friday. She was found unconscious in her Santa Monica home.

Here’s what her sister Shaun had to say about her beloved:

“She loved what she did. She would get stopped on the street often and people would recognize her — but they didn’t know her name. Hopefully now people will remember her name, her work and the contributions she gave to the entertainment industry.”

Esther has appeared in 73 films that date back to the 1980’s including Birth of a Nation, Boyz N The Hood, Encino Man, in addition to TV shows like “The Wayans Bros.”, “Martin”, “Melrose Place”, and “The King of Queens”.

Rest in peace, queen. We love you!



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