G. McConway
September 7, 2023

‘True Blood’ Actress Dead at 70

Marcia DeRousse did not have a major role in “True Blood,” but she made the most of it.

At 4’4”, she may have been tiny, but she took advantage every time she came on the screen.

Sadly, she has passed away at the age of 70, reported Fox News.

Gone but Not Forgotten

Back in April, DeRousse took a nasty fall that eventually led to severe health complications.

She told her fans, "Who knew a fall in my doctor's office would lead to my death? It caused my hiatal hernia to move to an area where it is now dangerous.

"Can't eat, can't breathe, just general misery. Palliative care comes soon, and we wait [to] turn into hospice and then to die. Thank you all for being great friends. Love to you."

It does not get any more blunt than that.

After her death, her representative stated, "An extraordinary woman. Marcia was a tremendous lover and supporter of all her feline friends. She adored cats… An advocate for her fellow disabled actors, always pushing for more opportunities for the senior disabled community.

"She is survived by her loving family, friends and a plethora of neighborhood cats."

The rep further stated, "After a long illness, Marcia DeRousse passed the morning of September 2, 2023, in Altadena, CA, where she resided.

"Marcia was not your typical character actor.  She was a 4’4" outspoken dynamo with a distinct, sharp wit. An extraordinary woman."

DeRousse popped onto the scene in 1981’s "Under the Rainbow."

She had some small parts in a couple of TV shows, then landed a role in 2002’s "Tiptoes," opposite Kate Beckinsale and Matthew McConaughy.

The movie was an offbeat romcom/drama where McConaughy’s character was the only non-dwarf in his family.

She landed the "True Blood" role of Dr. Ludwig, making three appearances during the run of the show.

Her final credit was another project with Beckinsale called "The Disappointments Room," where she played Ms. Judith.

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