Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis dies aged 89

Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’ actress Olympia Dukakis dies aged 89 after ‘months of failing health’, her family announces

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health. 

Dukakis, who starred in Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias, died at her home in New York City on Saturday morning. 

Her cause of death has not been revealed. 

‘My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis,’ her brother Apollo said in a statement.

Her husband of 56 years, Louis Zorich, died in 2018.  

She acted in more than 130 theater productions, 60 films and 50 TV series throughout her career.  

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health. She died on Saturday morning at her New York City home

Dukakis, who is pictured above with Cher in 1989, acted in more than 130 theater productions, 60 films and 50 TV series throughout her career

Dukakis is pictured above with Dolly Parton in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias

Source: Read Full Article