Alberta Watson, ’24’ Actress, Dies At 60
Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred on 24 and Nikita, died Saturday. She was 60.
Alberta Watson Dies
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson. Alberta died in the arms of her beloved [husband] Ken on Saturday March 21st at Kensington Hospice after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer,” Watson’s agency said in a statement Monday.
Watson was best known for playing Erin Driscoll during the fourth season of 24. Her character, the director of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit, notably fired Jack Bauer. She was also well known for playing Madeline on La Femme Nikita, which ran from 1997-2001. She reprised her role of Madeline Pierce when the CW picked up the Nikita reboot in 2011.
Among Watson’s other credits were roles on Law & Order, Angela’s Eyes, The Newsroom, The Equalizer, Buck James and many more. On the big screen, she appeared in My Brother’s Keeper, The Prince and Me, Chasing Cain and The Sweet Hereafter.
Watson is survived by her husband Ken.