Actress Markie Post known for ‘Night Court’ dies at 70 after battle with cancer

Post died Saturday, her supervisor Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Home entertainment verified to CNN on Sunday.

“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer,” her household stated in a declaration.

Post selected to continue working regardless of fighting cancer and going through chemo treatments, “determined to make it her ‘side job,'” the declaration stated, including that the starlet contributed in a Life time Christmas film and was a regular visitor star on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright” throughout that battle.

“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,” her household stated.

Douglas Barr, Markie Post, Heather Thomas and Lee Majors star in "The Fall Guy."
Born Upon November 4, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, Post released her TELEVISION profession “by working behind the scenes on game shows,” online home entertainment news website Due date reported. She ultimately got in front of the cam in 1979, appearing on programs consisting of “Chips,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hart to Hart.”

Post ended up being extensively understood for her functions on the popular 1980s programs, “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court” and more current looks in ABC’s “The Kids are Alright” and Life Time Movies.

Homages to Post

Many individuals who worked with the starlet revealed their acknowledgements for her death.

Starlet Melissa Joan Hart, who costarred with Post in “Holiday in Handcuffs,” revealed her sorrow in an Instagram post, stating, “I’m heartbroken to lose an angel here on earth! My dear friend and TV mother [Markie Post] is finally at rest after a long hard battle with cancer. I can’t describe what she meant to me, the friendship we had and the kindness she demonstrated for me… Love you so much Markie! You will be forever missed!”

Ed Asner, who worked with the starlet in the comedy “Hearts Afire” likewise shared a homage on Twitter.

“I am devastated to hear of the passing of my friend Markie Post. She was a true talent. We did Hearts Afire together and to work with her and John was a gift. F&@k Cancer!” Asner tweeted.

Sophia Bush, who stars in NBC’s Chicago P.D. and worked with Post when she looked like Bush’s mom on the program, shared a touching post in honor of the starlet.

“I’m just heartbroken at the news of Markie’s passing,” Bush stated on Twitter. “She was a rock. A light. A great friend and a phenomenal scene partner. She brought sunshine everywhere she went. Prayers.”

There are no information of Post’s memorial and all queries were described her supervisor.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.