Mary Mara: 5 Things To Know About ‘ER’ Actor Dead At 61 After Apparent Drowning

Mary Mara, ER and Nash Bridges actress, dies at 61 in apparent drowning

Mary Mara: 5 Things To Know About ‘ER’ Actor Dead At 61 After Apparent Drowning

Mary Mara: 5 Things To Know About ‘ER’ Actor Dead At 61 After Apparent Drowning Mary Mara’s body was sadly found on Sunday morning after she appeared to drown while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, New York, new reports reveal. Find out more about her here.

Mary Mara, who was known for her jobs on the TV series, ER and Criminal Minds, passed on at 61 years old after she appeared to suffocate during a swimming excursion, an assertion from the New York State Police reports. The entertainer’s body was found at St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, NY on the morning of June 26 and an examination started immediately. “The starter examination recommends the casualty suffocated while swimming,” the assertion read. “The casualty’s body gave no indications of treachery and was shipped to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office forthcoming a dissection to decide an authority reason for death.”

An alternate assertion from Mary’s brother by marriage, Scott Dailey, likewise gave the public more data about her demise and it claims she was remaining at her sister Martha’s late spring home when the “obvious swimming mishap” occurred, PEOPLE revealed. Mary’s director, Craig Dorfman, likewise gave an assertion affirming her passing to the power source. “I actually recall seeing her dramatic in 1992 in Mad Forest off-Broadway. She was electric, entertaining, and a genuine person. Everybody adored her. She will be remembered fondly,” he told the power source while likewise sharing that she was “quite possibly of the best entertainer I at any point met.”

ER And Criminal Minds Actress Mary Mara Is Dead At 61 After Drowning | Cinemablend

Mary was seen more than once on a long list of popular television series, including Criminal Minds, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Ray Donovan, The Practice, Gideon’s Crossing, Star Trek: Enterprise, Lost, Dexter, and Shameless. She also appeared in other series like Ally McBeal, Judging Amy, The West Wing, 7th Heaven, Monk, Nip/Tuck, and Bones. Her role as Loretta Sweet on ER was probably one of her most memorable, and it was mentioned in her obituary, which was obtained by PEOPLE.

“She specialized in complex portrayals of often-troubled characters; perhaps the most familiar was her recurring role in the 1990s of Loretta Sweet, a sympathetic, down-and-out prostitute and single mother on the NBC series, ‘ER,’” the obituary read.

The talented star also appeared in movies, including The Preppie Murder, Love Potion No. 9, Just Looking, K-PAX, Gridiron Gang, and Prom Night (2008). Her final on-screen appearance was in the 2020 film Break Even. Once filming was completed, she retired and moved back to her hometown of Syracuse, NY after living a life going back and forth between the east and west coasts over the years.

She leaves behind several close family members.

In addition to a stepdaughter, Katie Mercola, Mary is survived by two sisters, Martha Mara and Susan Mara, as well as their husbands, including Scott, who spoke out after her death. She is also survived by a nephew named Christopher Dailey, who is Scott’s son.

Many family, friends, and fans took to social media to post tributes after her death.

Actor Jon Lindstrom, who worked with Mary in the past, was one of the first celebs to share a touching post about her on Twitter. It included a photo of the two of them along with a sweet and heartbreaking caption. “Crushed to learn of Mary Mara’s untimely passing. We performed together back in 2008 in Malcolm Danare’s ‘In Heat’ at the Lost Playhouse in LA. She was plowing through the aftereffects of Chemo. Brave, brilliant, Uber-talented. Earth will be much less-colorful without her. R.I.P,” it read.

Mary Mara Dies In Apparent Drowning: 'Nash Bridges', 'ER', 'Law & Order: SVU' Actor Was 61

Fans also shared loving messages to the late actress’ family. “my heart goes out to her beloved family. Sweet, extremely talented actress & her mesmerizing personality will always be missed,” one wrote.

Mary founded a theater group.

The impressive New York native attended San Francisco University and Yale School of Drama before she founded a theater group in the Bay Area, according to PEOPLE. Her hard work and determination led her to have a successful career in the acting world, which also included roles on stage in various plays, for over three decades.

One of her most memorable performances was in the Twelfth Night.

Mary starred alongside big names like Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum in the 1989 Bard production, which took place as part of Shakespeare in the Park. It led up to a number of appearances for NYC’s acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club.

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