Marcia Strassman, who had starring roles in Honey I Shrunk The Kids and Welcome Back, Kotter, has died aged 66.
Strassman died at home in Sherman Oaks, California, on October 24 following a seven-year battle with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman said (via BBC News).
As well as playing Diane Szalinski opposite Rick Moranis in 1989 film Honey I Shrunk The Kids and its 1992 sequel, Strassman was also seen in M*A*S*H*
Paying tribute to her sister, Julie Strassman said: “She was the funniest, smartest person I ever met. And talented. She knew everything. Now I won’t be able to call her and ask her questions. They gave her 2.5 years to live but she lasted much longer,” Julie continued. “She was very courageous.”
Eric Idle also wrote on Twitter: “Very saddened by the news that our lovely friend Marcia Strassman finally lost her long and very brave battle with cancer. We loved her.”
Very saddened by the news that our lovely friend Marcia Strassman finally lost her long and very brave battle with cancer. We loved her.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) October 27, 2014
She is survived by her brother Steven Strassman and her daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Collector.