Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Kathy Lamkin has died aged 74 | entertainment

Texas Chainsaw Massacre star Kathy Lamkin has died aged 74.

The ‘No Country For Old Men’ star passed away after a short illness.

Her family told Deadline, “Kathy will be missed by her family and friends and left an impact on everything she encountered during her life on this earth.”

Kathy – who was born in Graham, Texas in 1947 – appeared in a number of projects throughout the ’90s, including Miller Mueller, Fools Gold, and as a scene thief in the 2003 remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The 2006 prequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.

Between 1990 and 2014 she acted in a number of other films including Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Waiting For Guffman, Confession, In the Valley of the Elah and The Heartbreak Kid.

Kathy has also guest starred on Malcolm In The Middle, My Name Is Earl, Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal.

Kathy’s last professional role was in the 2014 short film Chimeras.

In addition to her work as an actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award winner taught drama at Codwell Elementary School in Houston and was instrumental in founding the Unicorn School of Acting and USA Theater.

Kathy is survived by Stephen L. Lamkin, her husband of 52, daughter Kati, son Greg and his wife Jamie, and grandchildren Benjamin and Morgan.

The family is asking that donations be made to The Actors Fund in her honor while the funeral arrangements are made.

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