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Entertainment Lee Fierro, 'Jaws' Actress, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 91

10:51  06 april  2020
10:51  06 april  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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Lee Fierro , an actress best known for her memorable role in the classic 1975 film Jaws , died from complications relating to COVID-19, The Martha's She was 91 . A resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for 40 years, Fierro died in an assisted living facility in Ohio, where she moved to be closer to

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Kevin Ryan, artistic director and board president for Island Theatre Workshop -- where Fierro worked as a director and mentor for 25 years -- told ET that the actress and educator was residing in Aurora, Ohio, at an assisted living facility, where she died due to complications from the coronavirus.

Fierro was perhaps best known for her iconic performance as the grieving mother, Mrs. Kintner, in Stephen Spielberg's Jaws. The role was one of her few film roles, as Fierro spent a great deal of her life in Martha's Vineyard, working with the Island Theater Workshop.

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Lee Fierro has died at the age of 91 . Actress Lee Fierro , best known for her famous Jaws "slap scene", has reportedly died of complications from coronavirus .

Lee Fierro has died of complications from a coronavirus infection. She was 91 . After filming Jaws , Fierro help run the Island Theatre Workshop. While there, organization president Kevin Ryan estimates the actor ended up teaching more than 1,000 kids theater acting over the span of 40 years.

"We will miss her terribly. She spent 40 years here on the vineyard," Ryan shared with ET. "I've been working with her for 30 years here [on Marthas's Vineyard] and three years since she moved [to Ohio]."

During her time with the Island Theater Workshop, Fierro taught over 1000 students and directed over 100 live productions during her time as artistic director. 

Ryan added, "She was a good friend, mentor and a very busy community member when she was in Martha's Vineyard."

Fierro is survived by her five children, seven grand-children and seven great-grandchildren.

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