Mary Mara’s cause of death in the ER has been confirmed as ‘an accident’ due to ‘water drowning’ in New York’s river


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It was confirmed Thursday that ‘ER’ actress Mary Mara’s death was ‘an accident’ and ‘due to asphyxiation and drowning in water’ while swimming in a New York river this weekend. Mara was 61 years old.

“The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on the deceased and determined that Mary Mara’s manner of death was an accident, due to asphyxiation and drowning in water,” Jack said. Keller, New York State Police Officer, Troop D Public Information Officer. Fox News Digital. “The investigation continues.”

Mara died on Sunday June 26 while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in New York. State Police responded to 33753 Old Farm Road in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County following a report of a possible drowning at 8:10 a.m. Sunday.

“ER” actress Mary Mara at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.
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‘ER’S MARY MARA DEAD AT 61, ACTRESS DROWNED SWIMMING IN NEW YORK RIVER

“When the soldiers, along with firefighters and paramedics from Cape Vincent, arrived on the scene, they discovered a deceased woman in the St. Lawrence River,” a ministry statement said.

“The victim has been identified as Mary T. Mara, 61, of Cape Vincent, NY.”

Preliminary inquests suggested Mara had drowned while swimming and her body showed “no signs of foul play”.

The ‘Law & Order’ actress’ rep Craig Dorfman confirmed her death to Fox News Digital on Monday: “Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St. drowned while swimming.

Mary Mara, pictured in 2006, died on Sunday June 26 while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in New York.  She was 61 years old.

Mary Mara, pictured in 2006, died on Sunday June 26 while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in New York. She was 61 years old.
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“Mary was one of the best actresses I’ve ever met. She had a terrific sense of humor and a unique outlook on life. I still remember the first time I saw her on stage in Mad Forest in 1992. She was utterly captivating, well loved and will be missed.”

A family spokesperson said Mara was staying at her sister’s summer home. The property faces the river outside the village of Cape Vincent, in the Thousand Islands region, where the St. Lawrence River separates Canada and the United States

New York native Mara started working in the entertainment industry in the late 80s and had recurring roles on ‘Nash Bridges’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Hope & Gloria’, and “Practice”.

She has worked with Sandra Bullock on “Love Potion #9”, Michael J. Fox on “The Hard Way”, Billy Crystal on “Mr. Saturday Night”, John Travolta on “A Civil Action” and Mandy Patinkin on “Criminal Minds “. and “True Colors”.

Mary Mara, pictured in 2001, had a host of guest roles under her belt with a 32-year career in the entertainment industry.

Mary Mara, pictured in 2001, had a host of guest roles under her belt with a 32-year career in the entertainment industry.
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She appeared in 1989 with Michelle PfeifferJeff Goldblum, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Gregory Hines in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of “Twelfth Night”, and in 1990 co-starred with William Hurt in a performance at the Yale Repertory Theater of Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov”.

Mara worked on episodes of popular TV shows “Ray Donovan”, “Shameless”, “Dexter” and “Lost”.

His last appearance was in the movie “Break Even”, released in 2020.

Mara is survived by her stepdaughter, Katie Mersola; sister, Martha Mara; another sister and brother-in-law, Susan Mara and Scott Dailey; and his nephew, Christopher Dailey.

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Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.


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