Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Elizabeth Norment Dead at 61


Elizabeth Norment, who played Frank Underwood's ever-faithful executive secretary, Nancy Kaufberger, in House of Cards, died on October 13. Norment passed away at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, but no other details about her death are available at this time. She was 61.

Her co-star Kevin Spacey was among the first to honor the actress.

"RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's," he tweeted.

Production team MRC, who put the popular Netflix series together, also paid tribute to the late star.

"Elizabeth Norment was a talented actress with a beautiful spirit who touched the entire House of Cards family," a spokesperson said.

"Everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing," the show's writer, Beau Willemon, added. "She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all. It's still unclear as to how the show plans on dealing with Elizabeth's absence."

Norment's other credits included Law & Order, Political Animals, Doogie Howser, M.D. and All My Children.

She is survived by her mother, her brother Clarence, three sisters Kate, Sarah and Martha and six nieces and nephews.

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