ER and Ray Donovan actress Mary Mara dies after drowning incident 1 month ago

ER and Ray Donovan actress Mary Mara dies after drowning incident


Actress Mary Mara has sadly passed away after a drowning incident, the New York State Police has reported.


The actress is best known for her work on Ray Donovan where she played the role of Mrs Sullivan.

Mary was discovered on Sunday morning in the St Lawrence River in the town of Cape Vincent, only around 90 miles north of Syracuse.

TMZ has reported that police troopers responded to a call of a suspected drowning at around 8am on Sunday morning and discovered a body in the water when they arrived.

It is believed that Mary was visiting her sister and exercising while in the river.


Her body was taken for an autopsy and preliminary investigations have shown no signs of foul play.

A representative for the actress confirmed her death to Fox News and told them: "Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met. She had a terrific sense of humour and a unique outlook on life.

"I still remember the first time that I saw her onstage in Mad Forest in 92. She was utterly captivating, well loved, and will be missed."


Mary was originally from Syracuse and graduated from Corcoran High School before attending San Francisco State University and Yale.

As well as her role in Ray Donovan, Mary also starred in ER as Loretta Sweet and Nance in Shameless, as well as roles in Star Trek: Enterprise, Nip/Tuck, West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NYPD Blue and Lost.

Fans have taken to social media to share their condolences for the late star, with one writing: "Mary Mara was funny, kind, brilliantly talented. I am terribly sorry she has left us."

Jon Lindstrom said: "Crushed to learn of Mary Mara’s untimely passing. We performed together back in 2008 in Malcolm Danare’s “In Heat” at the Lost Playhouse in LA. She was plowing through the aftereffects of Chemo. Brave, brilliant, Uber-talented. Earth will be much less-colorful without her. R.I.P."


Another wrote: "Actress Mary Mara born Sep-21-1960 in Syracuse NY drowned while swimming in New York's St. Lawrence River during a visit with her sister in Cape Vincent. Best known for leading TV programs such as Ray Donovan, Nash Bridges & Lost, she was just 61. RIP Mary."