ER Actress Mary Mara's Cause of Death Revealed

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Just days aft Mary Mara was recovered dormant aft a suspected drowning incidental portion swimming successful the St. Lawrence River, New York Police revealed her origin of death.

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New details regarding Mary Mara's death have been revealed.

The New York State Police confirmed to E! News connected June 29 that the ER star's origin of decease was asphyxiation owed to h2o drowning. According to authorities, determination were nary signs of trauma connected her assemblage and the decease was ruled an accident. 

Three days earlier, connected June 26, Mara was recovered dead after a suspected drowning incidental portion swimming successful the St. Lawrence River, according to a New York State Police property release. She was 61. 

Soon after Mara's death, her manager spoke retired astir the histrion who was champion known for her recurring relation arsenic Loretta Sweet on ER.

"Mary was 1 successful a million—one of the champion actresses I ever met," her manager Craig Dorfman said successful a statement. "I saw her for the archetypal clip off-Broadway successful 1992 in Mad Forest and she was electrifying. She was unique, wickedly comic and a fantastic pistillate who volition beryllium missed."

During her expansive vocation successful television, Mara besides made appearances on Hope & Gloria, NYPD Blue, Law & Order and Dexter. Her movie credits included 1990's Blue Steel, 1991's True Colors and 1998's A Civil Action.

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Since Mara's passing, galore of her co-stars person paid tribute connected societal media by sharing their fond memories moving with her.

"Tonight the show of @MrSatNightBway is dedicated to Mary Mara who played my girl successful the movie of Mr. Saturday Night successful 1992," Billy Crystal wrote connected Twitter June 28. "Mary passed distant astatine the property of 61."

Mara's Nash Bridges co-star Annette O'Toole added, "Mary Mara was funny, kind, brilliantly talented. I americium terribly atrocious she has near us."

In Mara's obituary, obtained by People, the actress' family described her arsenic "a talented quality actor" who specialized in "complex portrayals of often-troubled characters." 

"Her 32-year vocation successful movie and tv resembled that of a seasoned inferior infielder who conscionable missed stardom," the obituary wrote, "but ever played for winning teams." 

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