September 24, 2018

Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Dies at 57 Following 3-year Battle With Ovarian Cancer

Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee, died at the age of 57 after suffering from ovarian cancer for three years.

Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee, died at the age of 57 after suffering from ovarian cancer for three years.

Outer Critics Circle Award winner, who also had been inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in November last year, died at her home in Manhattan on Thursday.

She was known for her best performances as Clara in Passion, Mother in Ragtime, and Lilli Vanessi/Katherine in Kiss Me, Kate.

She had degrees in theater and music. In 1985, she began her career with off-broadway productions. She married fellow actor Jason Danieley after they met during a production of The Trojan Women: A Love Story, Mazzie in 1996.

Her final “Broadway” appearance was as “Anna Leonowens” in the Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of “The King and I”.

Kim Correro, publicist of sought-after musical-theater actress, confirmed the sad news in a statement. Kim also said that Mazzie was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in mid-2016.

“Incredible human being, loving wife, dedicated family member, devoted friend and Broadway star, Marin Mazzie passed away this morning at 10:10am in the comfort of her New York City apartment surrounded by family and close friends.”

She told New York Times last year that her singing career ‘helped and healed’ her to deal with her cancer diagnosis. Mazzie was treated at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York. She has lost her three-year battle. May her soul rest in peace.

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