Glenne Headley Dies At 63, But Her Memory Will Live On Through Her Wide Variety Of Work
The entertainment industry just lost another brilliant talent. Glenne Headly died at the age of 63, her reps confirmed in a statement to Variety Friday. "It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly,” the statement reads. "We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time." A cause of death has not been revealed.
Headly made quite the name for herself in Hollywood. She starred in a number of noteworthy projects, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracey, and my favorite, Mr. Holland's Opus. Headly even took the TV world by storm when she starred in miniseries' Lonesome Dove and Bastard Out of Carolina. Both roles earned her Emmy nominations. She also appeared on ER as Dr. Abby Keaton and in Parks and Recreation as Ben Wyatt's mother, Julia Wyatt.
Most recently, Headly was featured in HBO's miniseries The Night Of, where she played Alison Crowe. She also starred alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in the 2017 film The Circle. Her list of credentials most certainly doesn't stop there. She truly had an impressive resume.
At the time of her death, Headly was working on the Hulu series, Future Man, which follows a janitor (played by The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson) who sets out to protect humans from extinction. Like many celebrities have done on social media, the actor took to Instagram to express his condolences. Even though he didn't know Headly that long, she clearly impacted his life.
Next to an image of a sunset from his home state of Kentucky, Hutcherson wrote, "I only knew the talented, empathetic, loving, beautiful Glenne Headly for a short time. She was powerful and strong and hilarious. Her eyes brought to life so many amazing characters over the years and her love brought to life a beautiful family." He continued,
I'm gonna miss her presence, her smile, and the way she made me feel like her son before, between, and after they called action and cut. Grab onto those who make you feel loved. My heart is broken today and I can only imagine what those closest to her are going through. My broken heart goes out to all of you as well. This is a photo of my home. Kentucky. I love my family and friends so much. I hope you all feel it. With lead hearts we are going to celebrate the irreplaceable Glenne Headly. LOVE.
She was previously married to actor John Malkovich and is survived by her second husband, Byron McCulloch, and their son, Stirling.
Glenne, you, nor your work, will ever be forgotten.