Mary Mara, a character actress best known for her roles in ER, Ray Donavan Y Law, died in an apparent drowning on Sunday. She was 61 years old.
New York State Police reported death after they responded to a call about a possible drowning Sunday morning in the small town of Cape Vincent.
Emergency services found Mara dead in the water of the St. Lawrence River.
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A preliminary investigation indicates that Mara drowned while swimming and so far police have found no signs of foul play, according to a press release.
The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the official cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
Mara’s manager, Craig Dorfman, also Confirmed the death of the actor.writing that “Mary was one of the best actresses I have ever met”.
“I still remember seeing her on stage in 1992 in crazy forest off Broadway. She was electric, funny and a real person. They all loved her. We’ll miss you”.
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A spokesperson for Mara’s family told Deadline that the actor had been stay at his sister’s summer house in Cabo Vicente when she died. The property is located in the Thousand Islands region, where the Saint Lawrence River separates Canada from the US.
Cape Vincent is about an hour’s drive from Kingston, Ontario.
Mara has played television and film roles, and her credits include multi-episode roles on beloved series like Right handedStar Trek: company Y Nash bridges. His film credits include mr saturday night Y Love potion #9.
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Mara’s last role was the 2020 film Cover costsafter which she retired from acting and moved back to his hometown of Syracuse, according to Variety.
The actor is survived by his stepdaughter Katie Mersola, his sisters Martha and Susan Mara and his nephew Christopher Dailey.
At the time of this writing, there are no announced funeral plans.
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