Actress Mary Mara has unfortunately passed away. Her manager confirmed that she died on Sunday.
New York State Police said Mara drowned in the St. Lawrence River while swimming. She was 61 years old.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Actress Mary Mara drowned in New York City river
New York State police received a call about a possible drowning in the town of Cape Vincent, where Mary Mara lived, around 8 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to a police report.
When they arrived at the scene, police found her dead body in the water. According to reports, there were no signs of foul play on her body.
A spokesperson for Mara told Fox News Digital that ‘Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St. It was found in the Lawrence River.’
“She drowned while swimming,” they added.
Authorities claim that Mara visited her sister’s summer home in front of the St. Lawrence River when she jumped into the river for exercise.
Nevertheless, an autopsy will be performed at the Jefferson County Coroner’s office to establish an official cause of death.
An investigation into her tragic death is ongoing.
Mara has an ex-husband and a stepdaughter.
Her manager told Page Six ‘Mary was one of the best actresses I’ve ever met. She still remembers seeing her on the stage of ‘Mad Forest’ off Broadway in 1992. She was biographical, fun, and a true individual. Everyone loved her. I will miss her.’
I will never forget Mary Mara in SWEAT at @CTGLA And it was devastated to read that she had drowned in a river of asthma. What a rare talent and a huge loss. #merimara #May the souls of the deceased refrain pic.twitter.com/MCWzxXTDWA
— Julie Carmen (@JulieCarmen3) June 28, 2022
Who was Maria Mara?
Mary Mara was born in Syracuse, New York in 1960. She graduated from San Francisco State University and later attended Yale Theater School.
Mara made her debut in the 1989 television film Murder Preppy. There she went on to appear in numerous television and film projects.
RIP Mary Mara! Sad to hear her tragic accident.
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— Charles Donovan 🇨🇦 (@thelastdisciple) June 28, 2022
During her lifetime, she appeared in nearly 20 movies and 40 TV shows.
Mara’ dominated the television drama genre. She has appeared in popular shows such as ER, Law & Order, Ray Donovan, Nash Bridges, Lost, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Dexter.
Her film credits include Prom Night (2008), Mr. Her roles include Saturday Night, True Colors, and Blue Steel.
She has also appeared as a guest on shows such as NYPD Blue, Hope & Gloria, Criminal Minds and Joan of Arcadia, Bones.
Mara’s last screen appearance was in the movie ‘Break Even’, which was released in 2020.