Tributes Paid to Markie Post, 'Night Court' Actor, After Her Death Aged 70

Tributes Paid to Markie Post, 'Night Court' Actor, After Her Death Aged 70

Tributes have been paid to Night Court actor Markie Post who died, aged 70, following a battle with cancer.

Post's death on Saturday was confirmed by her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky who spoke to Deadline about the tragic passing.

The outlet also shared a statement from Post's family that read: "Our Pride is in who she was in addition to acting, 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."

It also reported that Post had been battling an unspecified type of cancer for three years and 10 months before her death.

Following reports of Post's death, fans paid tribute to the actor whose career spanned the late 1970s to the late 2010s.

Screenwriter Jenelle Riley said: "Markie Post always came off so funny, so smart, so sensitive. I remember there were three public defenders before her character on Night Court because it was so hard to find the right combo. This is so sad."

Author Tara Benett posted: "Was a strange but consistent thing that after I moved to LA, I'd see Markie Post randomly at a Carrows or the Apple store. Felt like a good omen moments as I loved Night Court. She was always smiling and joyful which I loved to see."

Undead Walking podcast host Sarabeth Pollock commented: "Oh no! Not Markie Post. I loved her in the Night Court. I was too young to really get the jokes but I laughed because I knew it was funny and I'd grow up to understand the humor."

Post was born in Palo Alto, in California, and started her TV career as an associate producer on the game series, according to Hollywood Reporter.

She transitioned to acting and made her TV debut as Roberta in CHIPs episode "Rally 'Round the Bank.'"

Post went on to be credited in episodes of The Incredible Hulk, The A-Team and Cheers before landing a series regular role in Night Court.

Her film credits include the role of Cameron Diaz's mother in the smash-hit 1990s comedy There's Something About Mary.

Post also took to voice acting and played the role of June Darby as a series regular on the children's TV show Transformers: Prime between 2010 and 2013.

She is survived by her husband Michael A. Ross and daughters, Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn.