'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Actress Marilyn Burns Dies At 65
Marilyn Burns, who starred in 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, died on Tuesday in Houston. She was 65.
Marilyn Burns Dies
Burns passed away at her home in Houston, Texas of undisclosed causes. Her death was announced by a rep.
"It is with sad news that I can officially confirm that actress, Marilyn Burns passed away earlier today," her rep said in a statement obtained by E! News. "She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, Tex., area home."
A Pennsylvania native, Burns was cast as Sally Hardesty in the horror film, which was filming near where she lived. Burns, in her first credited role, was one of the film’s major stars, as Sally was one of the few to survive Leatherface’s rampage in the slasher film.
The “Scream Queen” went on to appear in the made-for-TV movie Helter Skelter as Linda Kasabian and feature film Eaten Alive. She later made cameos in reboots of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 1994 and 2013.