Highly-renowned and celebrated actress Jessica Walter, who is famous for her part in the American series 'Arrested Development' died in her New York City home while in her sleep, according to US media reports.

Brooke Bowman, the television star's daughter, said in a statement, "It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica. A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on-screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre", reported CNN. 

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The 80-year-old holds several accolades like Clarence Derwent Awards and multiple Emmy nominations for her work in Hollywood projects like 'Play Misty for Me'. She also contributed to various Broadway projects, one of the most famous being 'Photo Finish'. 

In 1975, the New York-born actress secured an Emmy nomination-turned award for her work in NBC's 'Amy Prentiss', a show which was inspired by the police drama series 'Ironside', reported CNN. 

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Her other endeavors in television series like 'Streets of San Francisco' and 'Trapper John M.D.' paid off in the form of other Emmy nominations.

The actress's demise shook the internet and resulted in reactions pouring in from all around the world with people sharing their on and off-set memories. 

Director Paul Feig wrote on Twitter, "This is so incredibly sad. I loved Jessica so much. She was so funny and marched to the tune of her own drummer. A true original whom I had the honor of working with several times. So much love to you, Jessica. Rest In Peace", reported CNN.