Actress Esther Scott dead: Star of 90210 and Boyz n the Hood dies after heart attack

The film and TV star has passed away at the age of 66, her family have confirmed Actress Esther Scott has died at the age of 66, her family...

The film and TV star has passed away at the age of 66, her family have confirmed

Actress Esther Scott has died at the age of 66, her family have confirmed.

Esther, who starred in Boyz n the Hood and 90210 is believed to have suffered a heart attack and was found unconscious at her Santa Monica home in California last Tuesday.

The veteran 66-year-old actress was rushed to hospital where she remained for a few more days before her death.

A relative of Esther revealed to TMZ that she passed away on February 14 adding that she was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Her acting career spanned three decades with a total of 73 screen appearances.

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 25: Actress Esther Scott attends “The Birth Of A Nation” premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Although breakout role was in 1985 where she was a voice actor in Star Wars: Ewoks, she is perhaps best known for her role in Boyz n the Hood.

In the 1991 movie, she played the grandmother of Tishna who was romantically involved with Cuba Gooding Jr’s character Tre.

New York native Esther appeared in multiple TV series including Beverley Hills 90210, Full House and ER.

Esther Scott is well known for her role in Boyz n the Hood
She is also recognised from her appearances in The Geena Davis Show (Image: Bob D’Amico/Touchstone Tv/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

She also played a recurring role as Delma Warner in the country-based TV show, Hart of Dixie, starring in over 24 episodes.

While on the silver screen, Esther starred alongside Mike Myers in Austin Powers Goldmember and with Cameron Diaz in My Sister’s Keeper.

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