Orange Is the New Black is honoring their late makeup artist, Karen Reuter.

Reuter passed away on January 2019 after a battle with cancer. The cast of the Netflix original paid tribute to her during the show’s newly released season.

The cast and crew dedicated an episode titled “The Big House” in Reuter’s memory. They thanked her for her contributions to the show with a title card which read, “In loving memory of Karen Reuter.”

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Reuter’s daughter, Simone Fabbo, thanked the show for paying tribute to her mother on her Instagram by reposting the image.

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Thank you @oitnb for dedicating an entire episode to the memory of my mom. For those of you who don’t know my mother’s profession, She was a makeup artist on the show up until she fell very ill last September. She was an accomplished artist with a long and flourishing career. Some of her work included : The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, 200 Cigarettes, Step up 3D, Mercy, MIB 3, The Greatest Showman and so many others. #OITNB was her family away from home. The loss of her life not only affected her family and close friends, but everyone she worked with on set. This dedication to her life not only immortalizes her name forever, but it gives others the opportunity to look into who she was and what a wonderful woman, artist, and mother she was. My mom was one cool lady, and It warms my heart to hear the wonderful impact her spirit had on others ❤️

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“Thank you @oitnb for dedicating an entire episode to the memory of my mom,” she wrote in her caption. “For those of you who don’t know my mother’s profession, she was a makeup artist on the show up until she fell very ill last September. She was an accomplished artist with a long and flourishing career. Some of her work included: The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, 200 Cigarettes, Step Up 3D, Mercy, MIB 3, The Greatest Showman and so many others. #OITNB was her family away from home,” she continued. “The loss of her life not only immortalizes her name forever, but it gives others the opportunity to look into who she was and what a wonderful woman, artist, and mother she was. My mom was one cool lady, and it warms my heart to hear the wonderful impact her spirit had on others.”

She ended the caption with a red heart emoji.

Reuter worked as a key makeup artist on the show for 20 episodes between 2013 and 2014. She then became the makeup department head for the episodes that filmed in 2015 and 2016.

The final season of Orange Is the New Black is now available on Netflix.

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