How did Markie Post die? Fans pay tribute to ‘Night Court’ star on Twitter

On Sunday, August 8, news surfaced that ‘Night Court‘ star Markie Post had died at 70.

The heartbreaking news was announced by the actress’ manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, who revealed that she breathed her last on Saturday, August 7.

On hearing the news, many fans took to Twitter to mourn the actress’ sad demise.

How did Markie Post die?

Markie’s manager, Ellen, revealed that the actress passed away after a three-year and ten-month battle with cancer. However, given her love for acting, she pursued it as a side job while undergoing chemotherapy.

During her battle with the disease, she worked on projects such as the Lifetime Christmas film Four Christmases and a Wedding and ABC’s The Kids Are Alright.

The actress is survived by her husband, Michael A. Ross, daughters Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn, her son-in-law Bryce Schoenborn and a five-month-old granddaughter.

A heartfelt statement released by Markie’s family following her death 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,”

Details about the star’s memorial have not been disclosed yet.

Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Night Court star’s career explored

Born on November 4, 1950, Markie was a Palo Alto, California native. The actress, known for her brilliant TV performances, started her show biz career behind the scenes on game shows like Split Second. However, she soon earned an associate producer credit on Alex Trebek’s Double Dare.

However, as her love for her acting flourished off cameras, she decided to pursue a career on the TV screen. In 1979, she began appearing in episodes of shows such as CHiPsBarnaby Jones, Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyThe Incredible HulkThe Lazarus Syndrome, and Hart to Hart.

After a few years of navigating the murky waters of acting, Markie landed the role of public defender Christine Sullivan in NBC’s Night Court. She was a regular on the show and featured in 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992.

Later in her career, she appeared on ABC’s Scrubs, Chicago P.D., and 30 Rock. She is also remembered for playing Cameron Diaz’s mother in the 1998 comedy; There’s Something About Mary.

Fans mourn the actress.

Ardent television fans loved the actress on various shows. Here’s how a few of them reacted to her passing on Twitter:







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