Sarah Goldberg, who played Sarah Glass Camden on 7th Heaven, died in her sleep last month. She was 40.

‘7th Heaven’ Actress Dies

Goldberg passed away in her sleep at her family’s cabin in Wisconsin Sept. 27. “She went to sleep and didn’t wake up,” the actress’s mother Judy Goldberg told the Chicago Sun-Times. It is suspected that a heart ailment is to blame.

Goldberg got the acting bug while working as an extra during the wedding scene in 1997 Julia Roberts vehicle My Best Friends Wedding, which filmed near her family home in Chicago. Up until that point, Goldberg, who’d earned a microbiology degree from Amherst College, planned on becoming a doctor. After she was discovered, she ditched those plans to move to Hollywood, where she soon found success.

After a few small parts in TV and film, Goldberg landed a role on 7th Heaven as eldest son Barry’s love interest. The show followed her character’s trajectory as a rabbi’s daughter and Jewish medical student who falls in love with the son of a Christian minister, played by the recently disgraced Stephen Collins. Goldberg also had a recurring role on Judging Amy from 2002-2004 as Heather Labonte.

Since 7th Heaven went of the air in 2006, Goldberg has had parts in TV movies and numerous TV shows, including Without a Trace, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, In Plain Sight and House M.D. She most recently had a recurring part on teen drama 90210.

Goldberg is survived by her mother, father Bill Goldberg and brother Bradley.

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