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Marion Ramsey Dies At The Age Of 73; Heartbroken Celebs & Fans Mourn Loss

Marion Ramsey who is popular for her role in 'Police Academy', died at 73 in her Los Angeles residence. Many celebs and fans paid tribute on social media

Marion Ramsey

Police Academy star Marion Ramsey passed away on January 7, 2021, at the age of 73 in her Los Angeles residence, reported Deadline. The actor was announced dead by her management team at Roger Paul Inc. However, the cause of death has not been revealed yet. The outlet reported that the Eubie actor had been ill in recent days. According to BBC, Roger Paul Inc. in a statement while announcing about the demise of Marion said that her passion for performing and sharing her heart with the world was immense. He said she carried her kindness and positive aura which would fill the room upon her arrival.

Marion Ramsey dead at the age of 73

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Celebrities like Jonathan Sothcott, Sarah O’Connell, Gurdip Thandi, Michael Winslow and others took to their Twitter handles and paid tribute to the late actor. Many of her fans who especially adored her for her portrayal of the squeaky-voiced Officer Laverne Hooks in Police Academy, mourned her death. Take a look at the tweets below.

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Marion Ramsey career

Born in Pennsylvania in the year 1947, Marion began her career in the theatre, and appeared in the original Broadway while also touring productions of Hello, Dolly!. She appeared in Miss Moffat in 1974 which was a major flop at the time and later appeared in Eubie after a rebound of four years which was a success.

Marion gained popularity with Police Academy in the year 1984 where she played the soft-spoken and unassertive Officer Hooks. She has been featured in the film’s five sequels, where the character can be seen much appreciated which eventually led to her earning promotion to sergeant. Marion also reprised the role for John Virgo: Playing for Laughs and Robot Chicken in the year 2006.

Marion has also appeared in television series such as Bill Cosby-hosted sketch show titled Cos as a regular. She also made guest-appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210, MacGyver, The Nanny and Modern Family. The actor and a singer continued her acting career by reuniting with her Police Academy co-actor Steve Guttenberg in Lavalantula (2015) and 2 Lava 2 Lantula (2016). She last appeared in 2018’s When I Sing. Marian was also an active advocate for HIV and AIDS awareness. Marion is survived by her three brothers.

Image Source: A still from Police Academy

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