It has been reported that former star on the hit show ER, Vanessa Marquez, has died at the age of 49.
Marquez died on August 30th, 2018 after being shot and killed by police. Reports say that she was having a welfare check performed on her by police when she pulled out a BB gun that resembled a real semi-automatic handgun. According to sources, Marquez had been suffering from eating disorders, seizures, and appeared gravely disabled.
Today's prompt for the #AugMovieChallenge is Favourite Actress. Unlike Favourite Actor, this was easy for me. It has been 30 years since the release of Stand and Deliver, so that makes it a classic film for me now. That then makes my dearest Vanessa Marquez, who played Ana Delgado, a classic movie actress. She is also my favourite, although I will admit to some bias on that accord. BTW, you might also remember her as Nurse Wendy on ER. #vanessamarquez #standanddeliver #wiseguy #twentybucks #ER #malcolmandeddie #classicfilm #classicmovies #classictv #classictelevision #TCMParty
Vanessa Marquez was born on December 21st, 1968. She was primarily known for her role as Nurse Wendy Goldman in the TV series ER, which aired from 1994 to 2009. She also had a role in the drama film Stand and Deliver (1988).
— Mary Lui (@marylui27) August 31, 2018
Later on, she would appear in other well-known and popular TV shows like Seinfeld in 1992. Marquez was also known as a talented vocalist and her voice was featured in the 2000 thriller Under Suspicion.
Marquez hadn’t acted in any films or TV shows in 2017. Prior to that last film, she hadn’t acted since 2013, and then 2006. The last most notable TV series that she was a recurring part of was Malcolm & Eddie in 1999.
Vanessa Marquez was a good Twitter friend to me and graciously answered any dumb question that I had about "the biz". She will be missed very much. pic.twitter.com/H93sXjHn0j
— Michael Reed (@mikeyreed) August 31, 2018
There have not been any public statements or memorial information released at this time.
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