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‘Law & Order’ Actress Mary Mara Dead At 61

By Oreoritse Tariemi
28 June 2022   |   11:03 am
Hollywood actress Mary Mara, known for her roles on TV shows including "Law & Order," "Ray Donovan", and "NYPD Blue," passed away on Sunday, aged 61. The actress' manager confirmed her death by drowning to Page Six. New York State Police troopers responded to a complaint of a suspected drowning a little after 8 a.m.…

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Hollywood actress Mary Mara, known for her roles on TV shows including “Law & Order,” “Ray Donovan”, and “NYPD Blue,” passed away on Sunday, aged 61.

The actress’ manager confirmed her death by drowning to Page Six.

New York State Police troopers responded to a complaint of a suspected drowning a little after 8 a.m. local time on Sunday in the town of Cape Vincent, the actress’ home, according to a police report acquired by The Post.

Police arrived on the scene and discovered her corpse in the water; they noted no sign of foul play.

“Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St. Lawrence River,” her rep told news outlets. “She drowned while swimming.”

To ascertain the precise cause of death, an autopsy will be conducted at the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Mara apparently decided to go swimming while visiting her sister’s St. Lawrence River-front summer residence.

She left behind a stepdaughter and an ex-husband.

“Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met,” her manager said. “I still remember seeing her onstage in 1992 in ‘Mad Forest’ off-Broadway. She was electric, funny and a true individual. Everyone loved her. She will be missed.”

With appearances on programmes like “Nash Bridges,” “ER,” “Criminal Minds,” “The West Wing,” “Shameless,” “Lost,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” among others, Mara dominated the TV drama genre.