Tributes pour in for wings actress Farrah Forke, who died at the age of 54.
A family friend confirmed Variety that Forke died of cancer at his home in Texas on February 25.
The TV star was well known for playing pilot Alex Lambert on the show wings from 1992 to 1994, and she also starred in many TV shows and movies, including as a lawyer on ABC’s second season Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
Her other TV credits include the sitcom Dwebs as well as Ned and Stacey and Party of Five, as well as film appearances in Disclosure and Heat.
Many actors as well as Forke fans paid tribute to his life and career today.
“HUMANS!!! Saddened to learn of the passing of Farrah Forke. Sending love to her friends and family,” actor Tim Daly tweeted.
Singer Lisa Loeb, who went to school with Forke, wrote, “So sad to hear the news of my high school classmate. RIP Farrah Forke. May her memory always be a blessing.”
Actor David Kaufman, who starred alongside Forke in dweebs, also shared his sadness over the loss.
“I’m devastated right now. Farrah Forke was truly one of the nicest, kindest humans I’ve ever worked with,” he tweeted. “Although our time together on Dwebs was short, the fun we had together created memories that will forever be etched in my memory. I’m so sorry, Farrah. Say hello to Peter for me.”
ABC’s George Pennacchio said: “RIP to actress Farrah Forke. She died last week of cancer aged just 54. Forke was best known for her work in television. wings.'”
Actor Corey Feldman tweeted, “VERY SAD NEWS, A FUNNY, TALENTED WOMAN WHO WAS A DEDICATED WORKER AND A KIND PERSON WITH 2 DAYS ON WORK! SHE WAS MY COSTAR ON #DWEEBS.”
“Sigh. Farewell, Farrah Forke. Only 54. I really loved her on wings“said writer Jon Weisman.
Writer John McNamara paid tribute to Forke’s “incandescent talent”.
He said in another tweet: “Worked with her on LOIS & CLARK, the warmest, sharpest and most charming artist. Every day with her appearance was a pleasure. And every performance was magical. “
While one fan wrote, “Rest in Eternal Peace Farrah Forke. Thanks for Mayson Drake.”
Another fan added, “As a HUGE Lois & Clark fan, I loved Farrah Forke’s portrayal of Mayson Drake. Although she competed with Lois, she still managed to look attractive and sympathetic. She was a big part of making Season 2 happen. A tragic loss and far too young.”
Forke is survived by his mother, stepfather, two sons and three sisters.