Post passed away Saturday, her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky of Wright Entertainment confirmed to CNN on Sunday.
“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer,” her family said in a statement.
Post chose to continue working despite battling cancer and going through chemo treatments, “determined to make it her ‘side job,'” the statement said, adding that the actress played a role in a Lifetime Christmas movie and was a frequent guest star on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright” during that fight.
“But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world,” her family said.
Post became widely known for her roles on the popular 1980s shows, “The Fall Guy” and “Night Court” and more recent appearances in ABC’s “The Kids are Alright” and Lifetime Movies.
Tributes to Post
Many people who worked with the actress expressed their condolences for her passing.
Ed Asner, who worked with the actress in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” also shared a tribute on Twitter.
Sophia Bush, who stars in NBC’s Chicago P.D. and worked with Post when she appeared as Bush’s mother on the show, shared a touching post in honor of the actress.
There are no details of Post’s memorial and all inquiries were referred to her manager.