Lara Parker, the actress best known for her years long role in the spooky soap opera Dark Shadows has died.
She was 84.
Her agent announced the former actress had passed away in her sleep Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter, just a weeks before her 85th birthday.
Born Mary Lamar Rickey in Knoxville, Tennessee.
She was educated at Vassar, where she earned her BA, and received her Masters of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in speech and drama.
Parker’ breakthrough in Hollywood came when she was cast as Angelique Bouchard, a vengeful witch who spent centuries in a love-hate relationship with Jonathan Frid’s Barnabas Collins on the gothic ABC drama.
Sad: Lara Parker, the actress best known for her years long role in the spooky soap opera Dark Shadows has died; she is pictured in LA back in August 2013
Signature role: Parker is pictured with Jonathan Frid in Dark Shadows back in 1968
She reprised the role in the 1971 film Night of Dark Shadows.
Parker had a small part in the 2012 comedy Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp.