Kathryn Kates dead: Orange is the New Black actress dies aged 73 after health battle


The actress’ reps at Headline Talent Agency confirmed to Deadline that she died in Florida this past Saturday. It is not clear what kind of cancer Kathryn Kates suffered from, but the statement indicates that she had beaten cancer in the past and that it had returned in the past year.

Kathryn appeared in many hit television shows over the years, including Orange is the New Black and Seinfeld.

The statement from Headline read: “Kathryn has been our client for many years, and we have grown much closer to her in this last year since she knew of her cancer returning.

“She was always incredibly brave and wise and approached every role with the greatest of passion. 

“She will be greatly missed.”

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