Actress Mary Mara drowned in the NY river at 61

Last Modified: Jun 29, 2022

Actress Mary Mara, best known for starring in TV series such as Law & Order, Ray Donovan, and NYPD Blue has passed away of drowning on Sunday. She was 61.

According to reports obtained by The Post, New York State Police personnel responded to a call of a possible drowning a little after 8 a.m. in the town of Cape Vincent. The police’s Preliminary investigations suggested her body was in the water adding that he sees no signs of foul play.

Her representative also spoke to Fox News Digital, “Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St. Lawrence River. She drowned while swimming.”

Mary Mara (Image: WireImage)

Her rep added, “Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met. She had a terrific sense of humor and a unique outlook on life. I still remember the first time that I saw her onstage in Mad Forest in 92. She was utterly captivating, well-loved, and will be missed."

An autopsy will still be performed at the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

New York Police Department also released a statement, “When Troopers, along with Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance arrived on the scene, they discovered a female deceased in the St. Lawrence River. The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Mary T. Mara from Cape Vincent, NY."

The spokesperson for Mara’s family said she was staying at her sister's summer home and the property fronts the river outside the Village of Cape Vincent.

Mary Mara (Image: GettyImages)

Mary Mara had been working in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s. Her recurring roles were on the series Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Hope & Gloria, Dexter, Lost, and Ray Donovan. Her last screen appearance was in the 2020 film Break Even.

She is survived by an ex-husband and stepdaughter Katie Mersola, and sister Martha Mara.

Tags : Mary Mara actress death drowning Break Even


  1. foxnews
  2. nyspnews