Markie Post, ‘Night Court’ Star, Dies At 70 After Battling Cancer
The Fall Guy and Night Court actress, Markie Post, died of cancer on August 7 at 70.
Post’s death was confirmed by her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky.
Post was born in 1950 in Palo Alto, California. Her career in the entertainment industry began when she worked as an associate producer on Double Dare, a game show hosted by Alex Trebek.
Her first role as an actress was on Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around. After that movie, she appeared on various TV shows, from comedies like Semi-Tough to dramas such as The Gangster Chronicles, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.
From 1982-1985, Post played Terri Michaels in the action-adventure series The Fall Guy, along with Lee Majors, Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr. She also played the role of Christine Sullivan in the comedy series Night Court and had recurring roles in Hearts Afire and Odd Man Out.
In 1998, Post played Cameron Diaz’s mother in Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s movie, There’s Something About Mary.
Her most recent credits include Chicago P.D., The Kids Are Alright and Transformers Prime, where she voiced June Darby.
After her cancer diagnosis, Post continued to pursue her acting career and made appearances in shows such as Santa Clarita Diet.
The actress’s family said in a statement, “But for us, our pride is who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world”
Sophia Bush, who played Post’s daughter on Chicago P.D., commemorated the actress via Twitter on Sunday.
“I’m just heartbroken at the news of Markie’s passing … she was a rock. A light. A great friend and a phenomenal scene partner. She brought sunshine everywhere she went. Prayers.”
I’m just heartbroken at the news of Markie’s passing … she was a rock. A light. A great friend and a phenomenal scene partner. She brought sunshine everywhere she went. Prayers. https://t.co/D6mAqEnzBJ pic.twitter.com/Aj9uZG8vPX
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) August 8, 2021
Bush’s One Tree Hill co-star Hilarie Burton also played the role of Post’s daughter in the Christmas on the Bayou film. Burton shared an Instagram post to pay tribute to Post’s passing.
“Devastated just isn’t a strong enough word,” she wrote on the caption. “To know Markie Post was to fall head over heels in love with her.”
Tyler Hilton also shared an Instagram post with a picture of himself and Post in front of a pie
“Cried like I haven’t in a long time when I heard you left us yesterday Markie… When I saw you a few weeks ago I thought I squeezed you tight enough, told you I loved you as many times as I thought might keep what was looking inevitable from actually happening,” he captioned the picture. “I wouldn’t let myself for a second think the worst.”
Post’s The Kids Are Alright co-star Mary McCormack also shared a tweet to express her grief.
“This breaks my heart,” she wrote. “Markie was just the best. An incredible scene partner and friend. I feel so lucky to have had our time together. I will miss her very much.”
This breaks my heart. Markie was just the best. An incredible scene partner and friend. I feel so lucky to have had our time together. I will miss her very much. https://t.co/jGVlJ7qAQ9
— Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) August 8, 2021
Post is survived by her husband, producer and writer Michael A. Ross, as well as her daughters Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn.