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Cheers actress Frances Sternhagen dies aged 93

Frances Sternhagen has passed away aged 93 credit:Bang Showbiz
Frances Sternhagen has passed away aged 93 credit:Bang Showbiz

Frances Sternhagen has died at the age of 93.

The actress - who was best-known for starring in 'Cheers' and 'Sex and the City' - died "peacefully of natural causes" on Monday (27.11.23).

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, her family said: "It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear mother, actress Frances Sternhagen, died peacefully of natural causes in New Rochelle, NY, on November 27th, 2023 at the age of 93.

"She is survived by her six children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of her remarkable career and life is planned for mid-January, near her 94th birthday. We continue to be inspired by her love and life."

John Carlin, her son, has also taken to social media to pay a glowing tribute to his mom.

He wrote on Instagram: "Frannie. Mom. Frances Sternhagen.

"On Monday night, Nov 27, she died peacefully at her home, a month and a half shy of her 94th birthday. I will post more soon, but for now I just want to give thanks for the remarkable gift of an artist and human being that was Frances Sternhagen. She was beloved by many. I'm very lucky I was able to call her my mom, my friend, my song and dance partner. We were together last week, and we spoke Monday afternoon, said how much we loved and missed one another. (sic)"

Sternhagen received two Tony Awards for her performances in 'The Good Doctor' and The Heiress'.

The late actress also starred in a number of well-known movies, including 'Outland', 'Raising Cain', 'Julie and Julia', 'Starting Over', 'Independence Day' and 'Doc Hollywood'.