American actress Mary Mara cause of death has been confirmed, according to a recent autopsy report.
And a shocking and heartbreaking twist has come to light.
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The actress was discovered on Sunday morning in the town of Cape Vincent, according to TMZ.
And fans’ heart’s around the world were broken as the news hit the headlines.
The 61-year-old actress, who was a Syracuse resident, acted in a number of well-known TV shows and movies.
Among her TV credits were ER, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, and Lost to name a few…
She also starred in Mr. Saturday Night, The Hard Way, and Love Potion #9.
Mara appeared in 20 movies and 40 TV shows, throughout her impressive career.
New York State police said she had been visiting her sister where the tragedy happened…
They responded to a call for a possible drowning in the river at around 8 am and when they arrived they found the actress’ body in the water.
Her body was then taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Where they tried to determine the cause of death.
TMZ had earlier reported that preliminary investigations had ruled out the idea of foul play.
But they do believe that the actress drowned.
However, now it seems like the tragic death of the Ray Donovan star is because of an accident…
The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office performed a post-mortem examination, which reportedly revealed the late actress died of “asphyxiation and water drowning.”
And Mary’s representative has slammed TMZ for carrying an “inaccurate” news story of the late actress’ death…
The media outlet reported that Mara’s drowning may have involved a possible head injury, which caused her death.
But these rumors were untrue, as per the actress’ spokesperson.
Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, the spokesperson said the story TMZ carried was “inaccurate.”
While police have now confirmed to People that there were “no signs of any trauma” to Mary’s body when she was found.
Rest in peace, Mary Mara!