'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies at 65

Marilyn Burns - P 2014
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Marilyn Burns - P 2014

The actress also had cameos in the film's two reboots.

Marilyn Burns, best known for her role in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died. She was 65.

"It is with sad news that I can officially confirm that actress Marilyn Burns passed away earlier today," Burns' rep said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home. Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later."

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Burns starred as Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic, with her character being the only victim to survive the film. She went on to appear in Hooper's 1977 horror film Eaten Alive, as well as the 1976 TV miniseries Helter Skelter.

Burns also had cameos in the 1994 and 2013 reboots of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

A cause of death has not been released.