Monday, March 23, 2015

’24’ Alum Alberta Watson Passes Away Aged 60

A tragedy struck the movie industry this weekend when Alberta Watson, passed away in her 60th year.

Alberta Watson’s agent Pam Winter confirmed the untimely death in a statement to ET Canada. “It is the case, sadly. Alberta passed away on Saturday evening at Kensington Hospice in Toronto”, she said. “Her husband Ken was by her side. We await details of a memorial service for her.”

The famous actress’ career lasted almost 40 years, consisting of roles in many well-known TV series like: Hill Street Blues, King Of Kensington, Law & Order, La Femme Nikita and the drama The Newsroom (a different title from HBO’s series carrying the same name)

The most famous role of hers, however, was in the fourth season of Fox’s hit series titles 24. She played a role of Erin Driscoll, a newly appointed director of LA Counter Terrorist Unit, her first course of action being the sacking of Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland.

Her next role was in the reboot of La Femme Nikita from 1990, where she also had a role, although in the reboot she acted as Senator Madeline Pierce in a couple of episodes during the first and second seasons of the series. This was her final performance in the movie business.

Most of her friends, family and co-workers have taken the time to pay the tribute to the late actress. Jon Cassar, the man responsible for directing the series 24, made a touching post on Twitter saying: “RIP Alberta Watson. Beautiful, smart and ever so courageous. I’ll miss her”.

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