Death of Kathy Lamkin

Actress Kathy Lamkin, who starred alongside Javier Bardem’s hitman Anton Chigurh in the Western hit No Country For Old Men in 2007, has died after a short illness

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Kathy Lamkin stars in the trailer for No Country For Old Men in 2007

Kathy Lamkin, who appeared in Hollywood hits Texas Chainsaw Massacre and No Country For Old Men, has died aged 74.

The actress, who starred alongside Javier Bardem’s hitman Anton Chigurh in the 2007 western hit, died after a short illness.

Her family told Deadline, “Kathy will be missed by family and friends and left an impact on all she encountered in her life on this Earth.”

Kathy was born and raised in Texas and later joined a traveling theater company before transitioning from acting to the big screen.

She appeared in a number of TV shows and films in the 90s – from Miller & Mueller to Fools Gold – but it was her chilling performance as The Tea Lady in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw massacre that saw her steal the show.

Kathy Lamkin has died aged 74

Kathy went on to star in the prequel three years later after her impressive performance and then landed a role as the No Country trailer park manager for Old Men’s Desert Aire in 2007, for which she landed a SAG Award.

Over her 24-year career, Kathy has appeared in 46 films and 24 projects, including The Heartbreak Kid, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Astronaut Farmer and In the Valley of Elah.

She also taught theater arts at Codwell Elementary School in Houston.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Stephen L. Lamkin, her daughter Kati, her son Greg and her grandchildren Benjamin and Morgan.

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