Actor Mary Alice, who performed The Oracle in The Matrix Revolutions, has died.
The actor handed away in her Manhattan house on Wednesday (July 27), as confirmed by the New York Police division to The Hollywood Reporter. Her age has been variously reported as 80, 85, and 86.
A explanation for demise has not been launched.
Alice starred within the third Matrix movie, 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, the place she performed The Oracle who imparts knowledge to Neo (Keanu Reeves).
She received a Tony award for Finest Featured Actress In A Play within the unique 1987 Broadway manufacturing of Fences. Alice was additionally identified for taking part in Lettie Bostic in NBC sitcom A Completely different World from 1987 to 1989.
Her different notable roles embody Effie Williams within the 1976 musical drama Sparkle, 1990’s To Sleep With Anger and HBO miniseries Laurel Avenue. She additionally received an Emmy in 1993 for Excellent Supporting Actress for her position in drama sequence I’ll Fly Away.
Colman Domingo paid tribute to Alice on Twitter, writing: “A shoulder all of us stood on. A spherical of applause for Mary Alice. Thanks legend. Relaxation Simple.”
“Mary Alice was an intense, ferociously inventive, profoundly genuine artist,” Wendell Pierce wrote. “Her spirit of expression was infectious. An icon of her craft. I noticed her within the unique Broadway manufacturing of FENCES. A tour de pressure efficiency matched by none. Transcendental. As soon as in a lifetime. RIP.”
You may see extra tributes beneath.
A shoulder all of us stood on. A spherical of applause for Mary Alice. Thanks legend. Relaxation Simple. pic.twitter.com/WXYEqSOlJA
— Colman Domingo (@colmandomingo) July 28, 2022
Mary Alice was an intense,ferociously inventive, profoundly genuine artist. Her spirit of expression was infectious. An icon of the craft. I noticed her within the unique Broadway manufacturing of FENCES. A tour de pressure efficiency matched by none.Transcendental. As soon as in a lifetime. RIP pic.twitter.com/jNROq2D09A
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) July 29, 2022
What an amazing expertise and instance of grace.
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) July 28, 2022
RIP Mary Alice…the unique Rose Maxson. You have been one of many biggest actresses of all time!! Thanks for the work, inspiration and thanks for Rose. Godspeed Queen ???????? pic.twitter.com/Yv3CKGOrDE
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 28, 2022
I solely noticed the good actress, Mary Alice carry out dwell as soon as. On Broadway within the unique forged of FENCES. She was breath-taking. Standing beside and going toe-to-toe w. James Earl Jones. She was energy and stature and style. Unforgettable.#RIPMaryAlice
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) July 29, 2022