Glenne Headly Dies; Former Emmy Nominee Was 63 Years Old

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Glenne Headly, an Emmy Award-nominated actress likely best known her role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has sadly passed away.

She was 63 years old.

Glenne Headly

This unfortunate piece of news was confirmed by Headly's rep, Annie Schmidt, who said in a statement to USA Today:

"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family's privacy be respected in this difficult time."

No other details regarding the star's death have been made available at this time.

Headly got her start in the industry as an original member of Chicago's famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company, working at the time alongside future stars such as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Laurie Metcalfe, Joan Allen, Terry Kinney and Rondi Reed.

She was in production on the Hulu series Future Man at the time of her death.

The veteran actress made her big screen debut in 1981 with Four Friends; she went on to star as an heiress targeted by competing con men (played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine) in the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

As mentioned above, to this day, the latter role likely remains her most beloved part.

Glenne Headly in 2009

But it wasn't her last, not by a long shot.

Headly also worked with Warren Beatty in 1990's Dick Tracy and Richard Dreyfus in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus.

More recently, she portrayed mother to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in 2013's Don Jon and appeared on the shows The Night Of and Parks and Recreation.

She earned her two Emmy nomination over the course of her career as well:

First, in 1989 for the miniseries Lonesome Dove.

Second, in 1996, for the television film Bastard out of Carolina.

At the time of her passing, Headly had been working opposite Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games, who wrote a touching message on Instagram in light of the news.

Glenne Headly in 2008

Along with the photo of a gorgeous sunset, the actor penned the following tribute:

"Her eyes brought to life so many amazing characters over the years and her love brought to life a beautiful family.

"I'm gonna miss her presence, her smile, and the way she made me feel like her son before, between, and after they called action and cut.

"Grab onto those who make you feel loved. My heart is broken today and I can only imagine what those closest to her are going through.

"My broken heart goes out to all of you as well. This is a photo of my home. Kentucky. I love my family and friends so much. I hope you all feel it.

"With lead hearts we are going to celebrate the irreplaceable Glenne Headly. LOVE."

Headly is survived by her husband Byron McCulloch and son Stirling.

We send our condolences to her loved ones and to the loved ones of all celebrities who died this year.

May they rest in peace.

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