Actress Mary Mara Dead at 61, Drowns In St. Lawrence River

Actress Mary Mara drowned in the St. Lawrence River during a swim …  according to New York State Police.

The “Ray Donovan” actress was discovered Sunday morning in the town of Cape Vincent.

Troopers responded to a call for a possible drowning in the river at around 8 AM … when they arrived they found her body in the water. Officials say she had been visiting her sister and jumped in the River for exercise.

Mara, a Syracuse native, went on to act in a number of TV shows and films. She appeared in 20 movies and 40 TV shows. Among her TV credits … “ER,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law and Order” and “Lost.”

She also starred in “Mr. Saturday Night”, “The Hard Way”, and “Love Potion #9″.

The preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play. Her body was taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Mara was 61.


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