Glenne Headly died from complications of a pulmonary embolism on Thursday night, at the age of 62, a representative for the actress told CNN.
Headly was best known for playing alongside Warren Beatty in “Dick Tracy.”
“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly.” her reps said in a statement. “We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time.”
Headly, who was from Connecticut, started off her career in theatre and went on to take roles in several productions including “Extremities” alongside Susan Sarandon in 1982.
Eventually, she showed signs of her promicing acting career when she starred in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” with Steve Martin and Michael Caine.
Headly took roles in more than 25 films, including “Mortal Thoughts,” ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “Sgt. Bilko.”
Moreover, her acting career was promising as an Emmy-nominated actress for “Lonesome Dove” and “Bastard Out of California.”
Before she passes away, the late actress was shooting the Hulu series “Future Man” alongside Josh Hutcherson and Ed Begley Jr.
She got married twice: she was married at first to John Malkovich in 1982 while they were shooting; however, the pair separated in 1988. Then, she and Byron McCulloch tied the knot in 1993 and they had a son.
Richard Dreyfuss recalls memories about his Mr. Holland’s Opus co-star Glenne:
“Glenne Headly was this fantastically talented actress, who buried her personality beneath the character she was playing.” Dreyfuss told the Hollywood Reporter.
“And it is very rare that you run into that. And at the same time, she was sweet and funny and happy on the set… She was a person who did not insist that her personality take over the character.”
“Glenne let it all out, and it was so emotionally enormous and truthful. It was so loaded with love and loss and anguish.” Dreyfuss said. “It was incredible to see her do that.”