Mary Mara, an actress is known for her roles in “ER” and “Ray Donovan,” has died, her manager Craig Dorfman said in a statement to CNN. She died at the age of 61 in a suspected incident of drowning. The New York State Police said that On Monday a woman identified as Mara was found Sunday shortly after 8 a.m. in Lawrence River near Cape Vincent, in the upstate of New York near the Canadian border.
Police said no official cause of death had been identified yet. But there were no signs of four play and Mara appeared to have drowned while swimming.
Craig Dorfman, described her as “an electric, funny and a true individual”. She was highly loved and also an outstanding actress.
The cause of death has not yet been released, awaiting investigation by the Jefferson County Forensic Office. Mara has stayed at her sister’s summer residence, the site said, and an autopsy is scheduled at Jefferson County Forensic’s office.
The actress, who has more than 80 film credits, played the recurring role of Loretta Sweet in the ER from 1995 to 1996. She has also appeared in The West Wing, Ally McBeal, Hope & Gloria. Mara had a 32-year career and a long list of titles including “NYPD Blue”, “Shameless”, “Dexter” and “Law & Order”.
Apart from television, his film titles include Blue Steel from the 1990s and True Colors from 1991. She is survived by her stepdaughter Katie Mersola, sister Martha Mara and Susan Dailey. Also brother-in-law Scott Dailey and nephew Christopher Dailey.