“Darkish Shadows” actress Lara Parker died on Oct. 12 on the age of 84, Selection reported.
Parker, famed for her portrayal of the witch Angelique Bouchard within the basic gothic cleaning soap opera, died in her sleep at her Los Angeles house, her daughter confirmed, per Selection.
Her 4 yr portrayal of the antagonistic Angelique ended when writers killed off the character in 1971, however her involvement within the present’s universe didn’t finish there. She continued to grace the silver display as Catherine Harridge Collins, a member of the family of her former character’s love curiosity, Barnabas Collins.
“In case your character died, we mentioned, don’t fear you can be again in a black wig!” she informed the Los Angeles Occasions in 2013.
RIP Lara Parker, Angelique on Darkish Shadows. She captivated audiences as she went up in opposition to Barnabas Collins, and later wrote a number of novels based mostly on the present. The actress, creator, and trainer was 84.https://t.co/ZlO2DzpKX2
— MeTV (@MeTV) October 16, 2023
The Tennessee-born star additionally returned in a film adaptation “Evening Of Darkish Shadows,” and made a cameo look within the 2012 adaptation starring Johnny Depp, “Darkish Shadows.” (RELATED: Phyllis Coates, Iconic Actress Who First Performed Lois Lane, Useless At 96)
Parker, who obtained a Grasp’s of High-quality Artwork in artistic writing from Antioch College, per the Los Angeles Occasions, additionally wrote 4 fiction books increasing upon the “Darkish Shadows” universe. She penned “Darkish Shadows: Angelique’s Descent” in 1998, “Darkish Shadows: The Salem Department” in 2006, “Darkish Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising” in 2013, and “Darkish Shadows: Heiress of Collinwood” in 2016, based on Selection.
“Time journey is without doubt one of the issues I’ve included into my books — going again to a different space and exploring what would have occurred at Collinwood in that interval. That has been a whole lot of enjoyable,” she informed the Los Angeles Occasions.