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Actress Marcia Strassman loses cancer battle

Beloved TV actress Marcia Strassman has died, aged 66.

The Welcome Back, Kotter star passed away on Friday (24Oct14) following a battle with breast cancer.

Strassman also appeared on M*A*S*H and other hit 1970s TV series, as well as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and its 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kids.

She was also a national board member for the Screen Actors Guild.

Superstar Cher and actresses Dana Delany and Marg Helgenberger were among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Strassman.

Cher tweeted, "Wanted U2 No (you to know), a funny, talented friend died. Not 4U (for you) 2 (to) feel sorry 4me (for me), but she died alone, & energy from U (sic) is powerful."

Delany added, "Very sad to say my friend Marcia Strassman has lost her battle with breast cancer. Her sass, sparkle & wit will be missed. 1 of a kind broad (sic)."

Helgenberger offered, "So sorry to hear of Marcia Strassman's passing. I always enjoyed performing with her."

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