ACTRESS ALBERTA WATSON DEAD AT 60

Mar 23, 2015

By Kim O'Hare

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Canadian actress Alberta Watson has died after a long battle with cancer.

Watson’s agent Pam Winter says the “La Femme Nikita” star died Saturday in Toronto. She was 60.

Winter says Watson “died in the arms of her beloved Ken … after a long and incredibly courageous battle.”

A memorial service is being planned. Besides her turn as the operative Madeline Pierce on “La Femme Nikita,” Watson became known to TV audiences through roles on “24,” “The Newsroom,” “Heartland” and “The Border.”

Her film credits include Atom Egoyan’s “The Sweet Hereafter,” Sarah Polley’s “Away from Her,” David O. Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey” and George Kaczender’s “In Praise of Older Women.”

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