R.I.P. Karen Black 1939 – 2013

Karen Black

Very sad news today as Karen Black, an actress who has over 100 movie credits to her name, has passed away at the age of 74. From classic films such as Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces, where she was nominated for an Oscar for her role. She also played great roles more recent films such as House of 1000 Corpses. She was featured in many horror pieces including Trilogy of Terror, Burnt Offerings, Invaders From Mars and many more.

Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, says the actress died Wednesday from complications from cancer: “It is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend, Karen Black has just passed away, only a few minutes ago. Thank you all for all your prayers and love, they meant so much to her as they did to me.”