In Memoriam

‘Night Court' and ‘The Fall Guy' Actress Markie Post Dies at 70

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Actress Markie Post, known for her roles in "Night Court" and "The Fall Guy" among many others, has died at 70.

Post died after a battle with cancer, her manager confirmed to NBC Los Angeles.

Post first began appearing in TV roles in 1979, guest starring on shows such as "Cheers," "The Love Boat," and "The A-Team," before landing her role on "The Fall Guy," and, later, as Christine Sullivan on "Night Court."

Other roles included a lead in "Hearts Afire" opposite John Ritter in the 1990s and more recently in "The Kids are Alright."

Post's family said in a statement:

"With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer. Determined to make it her 'side job' Markie worked during chemo treatments, acting in a Lifetime Christmas movie and recurring as a guest star on the ABC series 'The Kids Are Alright.'"

“But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

Post is survived by her husband, actor and writer Michael A. Ross, and the couple's two daughters.

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