Actress Elizabeth Norment, who appeared as Nancy Kaufberger on the Netflix series House of Cards has died at the age of 61. Her agent Dianne Busch released the news to NBC News on Tuesday. Kate Norment told The Hollywood Reporter that her sister died Oct. 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, but no other details about her death are available at this time. House of Cards executive producer, Beau Willimon, said “everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all.”
Media Rights Capital, the studio that produces House of Cards, also released a statement:
“Elizabeth Norment was a talented actress with a beautiful spirit who touched the entire House of Cards family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”
The veteran actress also “played Judge Arlene Brewer on three episodes over a six-year span on Law & Order and appeared in guest roles on such shows as St. Elsewhere, Party of Five, ER, Mad About You and Blue Bloods.”
Norment played Kevin Spacey’s executive secretary on House of Cards. Spacey sent out a tweet yesterday afternoon expressing his grief towards Norment’s loss saying, “RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC’s.”
RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC’s.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 28, 2014
Norment is survived by her her mother, Nancy, her sisters, Sarah, Kate, Martha, and her brother, Clarence. She also has six nieces and nephews, and was loved dearly by all of them.
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