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Helen Slayton-Hughes dies aged 92: Parks and Recreation star’s family pay tribute

Helen Slayton-Hughes dies aged 92: Parks and Recreation star’s family pay tribute to her ‘fierce spirit’ and say her ‘pain has ended’

  • The beloved actress, who played Ethel Beavers on the hit show, passed away on Wednesday
  • Paying tribute to the star, her family’s statement read: ‘Helen passed away last night. Her pain has ended but her fierce spirit lives on’ 
  • ‘Thank you for the love and support of her and her work. Rest sweet one’ 
  • Her final acting role was in 2022 comedy horror, The Curse of Bridge Hollow, in which she played Victoria

Parks and Recreation star Helen Slayton-Hughes has died aged 92, her family announced on Thursday.

The beloved actress, who played the feisty Ethel Beavers on the hit show, passed away on Wednesday – a cause of death has not been revealed.

Paying tribute to the star, her family’s statement read: ‘Helen passed away last night. Her pain has ended but her fierce spirit lives on. 

‘Thank you for the love and support of her and her work. Rest sweet one.’

RIP: Parks and Recreation star Helen Slayton-Hughes has died aged 92, her family announced on Thursday (pictured October 2022)

Helen played court stenographer Ethel in the popular political satire mockumentary sitcom from 2011-2015.

The star won an army of fans with her hilarious and barbed putdowns, starring alongside Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza in 11 episodes.

Her character agreed to get adopted by Chris and Aubrey’s characters as their grandma in one funny episode of the iconic show.

Hilarious: Helen played court stenographer Ethel in the popular political satire mockumentary sitcom from 2011-2015 (pictured with Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate)

Hilarious: Helen played court stenographer Ethel in the popular political satire mockumentary sitcom from 2011-2015 (pictured with Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate)

The star made her final public appearance on October 8 when she attended The Curse Of Bridge Hollow Netflix Special Screening. 

The comedy horror film marked her final role as Victoria. 

Helen’s acting resume includes appearances in shows including  Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl, Desperate Housewives, New Girl and That’s So Raven.

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