24 Actress Alberta Watson Dies at 60


Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.

Watson – who was best known for her role as special agent Erin Driscoll on the Fox drama 24 – died Saturday at Kensington Hospice in Toronto after a lengthy battle with cancer, her agent confirmed to PEOPLE.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson,” agent Pam Winter wrote in a statement. “Alberta died in the arms of her beloved [husband] Ken.”

Watson was diagnosed with lymphoma just as she was settling into the role of Senator Madeline Pierce in the second season of Nikita, according to a tribute posted by the Toronto-based Gary Goddard Agency.

The wife and mother also acted on the silver screen, playing memorable roles in films such as director David O. Russell’s 1994 feature, Spanking the Monkey, and the 1978 romance drama In…

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