Broadway Star Who Played Rapunzel, Marin Mazzie, Dies After 3-Year Battle With Ovarian Cancer
September 14, 2018 12:58 By Fabiosa
Broadway just lost a theater icon. Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie has passed on after a 3-year battle with Stage IV ovarian cancer. She was 57.
Her final hours
Mazzie, a 2017 Theater Hall of Fame inductee wowed audiences for years in plays like Ragtime and Passion. Her final stage appearance was in 2016 when she starred in a revival of The King and I at the Lincoln Center Theater.
In a statement released exclusively to People Magazine, her publicist, Kim Correro, said Mazzie passed on surrounded by family and friends in her New York home at 10:10 am on Thursday. It is not known if her husband, Jason Danieley, was present at the time.
Mazzie began her stellar acting career in 1985 when she appeared in the off-Broadway play Big River.
She followed this with a series of noteworthy performances that eventually landed her a role as Rapunzel in the original 1987 Broadway play, Into The Woods.
Too soon. What a gift she gave us by sharing her talents. 💔❤️🎶— Peter Olde (@pjolde) September 14, 2018
This disease sux, we need better awareness & screening tools for it. 8 year survivor & grateful everyday to have survived & to my doctors, nurses , family & friends— Deb Wyllie (@debwyllie54) September 14, 2018
A real loss. She was a class act and a rare talent 😢— 𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘭. (@Jeremy10036) September 14, 2018
Her first Tony nomination came in 1994 for her role in Passion and her final was for Kiss Me, Kate. Her fans and colleagues are torn by the news of her death. They have taken to social, sharing pictures from her great performances through the years. She will be missed.