A renowned actress, Markie Post was most famous for her roles on tv shows such as “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court.” Unfortunately, health took the better of her and she passed away at home in Los Angeles.

Post’s manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky was the one to confirm the death of the celebrity. She even provided a statement on behalf of her family, which affirmed cancer as the cause of death.

The actress had been diagnosed with the disease almost four years ago. She had been subjected to regular chemotherapy sessions as part of the treatment, which she commonly called her “side job.” After knowing about her cancer, Post went on to feature in an ABC series “The Kids are Alright” and also worked on a Lifetime Christmas movie.

More commonly known for her comedic roles, Post had become a real icon during the 80’s era.  She made a few notable appearances in movies such as “The Love Boat,”Cheers,” and “The A-Team.” Later, she landed a major role on “The Fall Guy,” a show revolving around the action.

Actress Markie Post dies at 70 due to cancer

Despite highlighting a myriad of roles, Post made a breakthrough with the popular comedy “Night Court,” while playing Christine Sullivan– an oblivious public defender who plays the lover of Judge Harry T. Stone, stated by Harry Anderson.

Charlie Robinson, who was one of Post’s show colleagues died the previous month. A decade after she rose to fame, the actress appeared alongside John Ritter on “Hearts Afire.” A political satire-based show, Markie Post donned the role of a press agent for the Southern Senator.

Born in Palo Alto, California, she embarked on the career ladder by working on several game shows, locating prizes for “The Price is Right” and conducting studies for “Split Second.”

She leaves behind her husband and daughters. The grieving family described Post as “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.”