Oscar-winning actor Olympia Dukakis breathes her last at 89

Ellen James|May 02, 2021

The cause of her death has not been disclosed

Oscar-winning actor Olympia Dukakis breathes her last at 89

Moonstruck actress, Olympia Dukakis, passed away on Saturday at the age of 89.

The news of the actor's demise was announced by her brother Apollo on Facebook.

“My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City," he wrote. "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her [husband] Louis [Zorich]."

The cause of her death has not been disclosed.

Dukakis won the Oscar for best-supporting actress for her work in Moonstruck (1987) as the scornful mother of a young widow played by Cher. It also earned Dukakis a Golden Globe and a BAFTA nomination.

Olympia Dukakis is survived by the daughter and two sons she had with Zorich, who died in 2018.

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