Marcia de Rousse, the actress best known for her role in the series True Blood, died on September 2.
Diversity reports that she was 70 years old and passed away in Altadena, California after a long illness.
Born in Doniphan, Missouri, she majored in drama and English at the University of Missouri, according to her Facebook page.
She told TrueBloodNet.com in a 2009 interview that she initially “believed that [she] she was going to teach a special class” when she went to college, but “one day she walked past the theater department and walked in and that was it.”
“I thought, ‘Oh no, this is home. I should be here,’ she added.
De Rousse’s first IMDb credit was a 1981 film Under Dugoin which she portrayed a guest of the Rainbow Hotel.
She made her debut as Dr. Ludwig in the third episode of Season 2 of the HBO drama titled ‘Scratches’. She reprized the role in two other episodes.
Real blood premiered in 2008 and ran for seven seasons, following Anne Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
Another notable de Rousse credit includes playing Kathleen in the 2002 romance drama. fingertipswhich starred Gary Oldman, Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey, Peter Dinklage and Patricia Arquette.
De Rousse’s most recent film role was as Madame Judith in the 2016 thriller. A room of disappointmentwhich starred Beckinsale and Lucas Till.
According to TVFanatic, deRousse shared her medical issues on her Facebook page, where she recently posted about a fall at the doctor’s office in April that caused her hiatal hernia to “dangerously” shift.
“Can’t eat, can’t breathe, just general misery,” she shared with her followers, before writing, “Palativ [sic] care is coming soon, and we are waiting to turn into a hospice and then die. Thank you all for being good friends. Love for you.”
This story originally appeared on Decider and is republished here with permission