Her manager confirmed the news Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment confirmed to CNN on Sunday.
In a public statement, her family said, “With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer.”
Despite her constant battle with cancer, Post chose to continue working. The statement added that the actress played a role in a Lifetime Christmas movie and was a frequent guest star on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright” during that fight.
“But for us, our pride is in 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,” her family said, according to CNN reports.
Born in Palo Alto, California on November 4, 1950, Post started her TV career “by working behind the scenes on game shows,” according to a Deadline report.
Finally, she made her debut in front of the camera in 1979, appearing on shows including “Chips,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hart to Hart.”
Post is most known for her performances on “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court” in the 1980s, as well as more recent appearances on ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright” and Lifetime Movies.
Following the actor’s demise, commemorations and condolences poured in from her colleagues and friends.
Expressing her grief, actor Melissa Joan Hart, who costarred with Post in “Holiday in Handcuffs,” post a picture on Instagram, captioning it, “I’m heartbroken to lose an angel here on earth! My dear friend and TV mother [Markie Post] is finally at rest after a long hard battle with cancer. I can’t describe what she meant to me, the friendship we had and the kindness she demonstrated for me… Love you so much Markie! You will be forever missed!”
Meanwhile, Ed Asner, who worked with the actor in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” also shared a tribute on Twitter.
“I am devastated to hear of the passing of my friend Markie Post. She was a true talent. We did Hearts Afire together and to work with her and John was a gift. F&@k Cancer!” the 91-year-old tweeted.