Esther Scott, “Dreamgirls” and “Boyz n the Hood” Actress, Dies at 66 After Heart Attack

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Actress Esther Scott attends the “The Birth of a Nation” cast party hosted by Chase Sapphire Preferred during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah
“The Birth of a Nation” Cast Party at Chase Sapphire on Main, Park City, USA – 25 Jan 2016

Esther Scott, the veteran character actress who appeared in films and TV shows including Boyz N the HoodDreamgirlsTransformers, and Beverly Hills 90210, died Feb. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif., after suffering a heart attack. She was 66.

A representative for her talent agency confirmed the news to EW.

Scott got her start in Hollywood as a voice actress on the 1985 animated series Star Wars: Ewoks, where she brought to life the character of Shodu Warrick. She went on to appear on such popular shows as Full HouseEllenSister, SisterThe Geena Davis Show; and Hart of Dixie.

On the big screen, Scott’s credits covered a wide range including The CraftEncino ManDon Juan DeMarcoAustin Powers in GoldmemberThe Pursuit of HappynessGangster Squad, and The Birth of a Nation.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly, Rosy Cordero