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90210 actress Esther Scott dead at 66 from ‘apparent heart attack’


BOYZ n the Hood star Esther Scott has died aged 66.

It's reported the 90210 actress passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack last Tuesday in her home in Santa Monica, California.

According to TMZ, the Hart Of Dixie star was found unconscious and taken to hospital where she remained until she passed away on Friday.

The site reports that the actress was surrounded by friend and family when she died.

Her sister Shaun told TMZ: "She loved what she did. She would get stopped on the street often and people would recognize her - but they didn't know her name.

"Hopefully now people will remember her name, her work and the contributions she gave to the entertainment industry."

Esther was best known for her role as Tisha's Grandmother in 1991 flick, Boyz n the Hood, but she got her start in Hollywood with a voice role in 1986 Star Wars TV series Ewoks.

Esther also starred in Pauly Shore's Encino Man in 1992, as well as starring in horror film Species.

She then had a stint on Melrose Place alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt back in 1994.

During her career she enjoyed parts in a long list of shows including TV shows including Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, The King Of Queens, High Incident, 7th Heaven, Becker, Girlfriends and ER.

She famously played Gladys on The Geena Davis Show.

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Trailer for award winning 1991 movie Boyz n the Hood directed by John Singleton

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