Hollywood has misplaced certainly one of its stars.

Orange Is the New Black alum Kathryn Kates died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 22 after “an extended, hard-fought battle with lung most cancers,” her company confirmed to NBC. She was 73.

“Kathryn was our shopper for a few years, and about one 12 months in the past, after discovering out that the lung most cancers she was handled for 20 years in the past had returned, we grew even nearer,” Headline Expertise Company instructed NBC. “She was extremely courageous, considerate, sensible and loving. Kathryn approached each position she ever performed, in addition to her every day life with the best of ardour. We are going to do our greatest to honor her unbelievable legacy. The world actually misplaced one of many good ones.” 

Born in New York, Kates moved to Los Angeles in 1974 to pursue her ardour, happening to be a founding members of The Colony Theatre, the place she produced and starred in The Grapes of Wrath and The Martian Chronicles amongst different performs.