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Seinfeld and The Many Saints of Newark Actress Kathryn Kates dies at 73

American Actress Kathryn Kates who was popular for appearing in the episodes of Seinfield  “The Rye” and “The Dinner Party” passed away on Saturday. Kathryn, who reportedly took her last breathes on 22nd January 2022 was 73 years old.

The cause of her death was the lung cancer she was battling for the past years. It was a hard battle and she fought it bravely throughout her life. Reportedly a memorial service for Kates will be held in the spring.

“My heart is devastated, she was the finest,” the performer’s manager Bob McGowan remarked in an email. “She never complained the entire time she was unwell,” he noted. McGowan is one of the largest managing directors of all time.

Kates was a mainstay of both the New York and Los Angeles theatrical scenes in the mid-’90s. The roles were most notably played as a counterwoman on two of Seinfeld’s most famous episodes, “The Dinner Party” (aka the Babka episode) in 1994 and “The [Marble] Rye” episode two years later in 1996.

Kates’ other screen credits include Matlock, Judging Amy, Lizzie McGuire, and Caroline in the City. These iconic were before landing recurring parts on smash programs such as Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order: SVU, and Jennifer Lopez’s Shades of Blue.

Kates most recently starred in Welcome to Sarajevo, a short film released last year, and Angie DeCarlo in The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos. Further, she’d just finished filming a new project called Maybe There’s a Tree.

Just a day after Kathryn passed away a video surfaced, reportedly it was posted on her official Instagram account. In the video, she could be seen delivering a sonnet. The video where she delivered a sonnet was accompanied by a poignant text that read.

“Please do not grieve at my tomb; I am not there. I am not a sleeper. I am a thousand rushing winds. I am the gleaming diamond on the snow. I’m the sun shining on ripe grain. I am the falling rain, soft and lovely.”

The text further read that she is the fast-rising rush of calm birds in circling flight when you awaken in the early silence. She is the soft, shining star of the night. She also asked her beloved people to not mourn after she is gone.

She believes that she didn’t die.”Keep me alive in your lovely hearts by remembering me. Teach others what you’ve learned from me, and I’ll be eternally grateful.”

Talking about Kates personal life and her family.  Madlyn Cates was Kates’ mother. She is renowned to make a notable appearance in Mel Brooks’ 1966 classic. The Producers as the concierge Leo and Max meet, answers, “I’m not a madam – I’m a concierge!” when one says, “Thank you, madam!”

Apart from Kates’s mother, Kate has a sister, Mallory. She also had a brother, Joshua. He is married to Sue Ann who is kate’s sister-in-law. Joshua and Sue also had a son i.e. Kates’ nephew Ben.

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