'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' actress Marcia Strassman dies

Oct 27, 2014, 10:57 IST | PTI

Los Angeles: 66-year-old actress Marcia Strassman, who is known for her roles in 'Welcome Back, Kotter' as well as comedy 'Honey I Shrunk the Kids' and its sequel 'Honey I Blew Up the Kids' with Rick Moranis, has passed away.

Marcia Strassman dies
Marcia Strassman. Pic/AFP

Her sister Julie Strassman confirmed that the actress passed away on Friday, October 24 at her Sherman Oaks, California, home following a battle with breast cancer, reported Deadline.

"She was the funniest, smartest person I ever met. And talented. She knew everything. Now I won't be able to call her and ask her questions," the late actress' sister said.

Strassman's friend, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' director Bob Weide, shared the sad news on Twitter. "So sad that a sweet friend, kind person & wonderful actress Marcia Strassman lost her brave battle with cancer today," he wrote.

Singer Cher also remembered her friend in a Twitter post During her career in the entertainment industry, the Julie Kotter depicter on 'Welcome Back, Kotter' also took part on "M*A*S*H" as nurse Margie Cutler.

Her other credits included 2004's 'Third Watch', 'Tremors' and 'Providence' among others. She was also a member on the national board of the Screen Actors Guild.

In addition to her sister, Strassman is survived by her daughter and brother Steven Strassman.

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