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Farrah Forke dies: Wings actress dies aged 54 after long battle with cancer

Actress Farrah Forke has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She has starred in shows like Wings and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Farrah Forke is dead
Farrah Forke is dead

Actress Farrah Forke has passed away at the age of 54, her family has confirmed.

The Wings star died in her hometown of Texas after a battle with cancer her family told Diversity on Wednesday.

She is believed to have passed away on February 25.

Actress best known for her role as helicopter pilot Alex Lambert on seasons four through six of NBC’s Wings.

The show was created by the writers behind Cheers and Fraser and also stars Tony Shalhoub and Thomas Haden Church.

She also appeared in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, where she had a recurring role as attorney Mayson Drake.

Elsewhere, she starred in TV shows like Ned and Stacey, Mr Rhodes and Party of Five, while her big screen CV shows off films including Brain Twisters, Heat and Disclosure.







Farrah’s family confirmed her death on Wednesday
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She also voiced superhero Big Barda in the Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited television series and served as a voice actress for commercials for companies including Arby’s and Cadillac.

Her last on-screen appearance was in 2001 when she starred in It Is What It Is.

Fans took to social media to express their sympathy after the announcement of her death.

Actor Tim Daly was also among them, writing on Twitter: “HUMANS!!! So sorry to hear that Farrah Forke has passed away. I’m sending love to her friends and family.”

Actor Corey Feldman, who worked with Farrah, also wrote: “VERY SAD NEWS, A FUN & Talented Woman HAS A DEDIC8ED & NICE PERSON 2 WORKER WORKING WITH PASSED 2DAY! SHE WAS COSTAR’S! I’m ON #DWEEBS 4 @CBS #RIPFARRAHFORKE ”







Steven Weber and Farrah Forke in Wings
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Another Twitter user wrote: “Rest in eternal peace, Farrah Forke. Thank you Mayson Drake,” while a third said: “Her character on Wings is the definition of a great girl. great for me when I was growing up. A helicopter pilot!! F*** cancer!”

Season 4 added: “RIP for actress Farrah Forke, who played ‘Mayson Drake’ in Season 2 of #LoisAndClark.

“Even though her character gets in the way of our favorite couple, I really enjoyed Forke as an actress, and her final L&C moments were a shock.”

Farrah is survived by her two sons, her mother and stepfather, and her three sisters.

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