The death of veteran television actress Mary Mara was ruled an accident.
The New York State Police said TV star “ER” and “Ray Donovan,” whose body was found Sunday in the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, died of asphyxiation and drowning. The department cited a post-mortem performed by the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office and said the investigation is continuing.
The coroner did not provide any further information on request on Thursday.
The 61-year-old actor’s body was found by state troopers near Cape Vincent, New York, near the Canadian border. At the time, officials said there was no sign of foul play and it appeared the “Dexter” actor died while swimming.
A family spokesman told Deadline that Mara was staying at her sister’s summer home when the accident happened.
Mara’s decade-long career in entertainment also included credits for “Mr. Saturday Night” with Billy Crystal, “Love Potion No. 9” with Sandra Bullock, “A Civil Action” with John Travolta and “K-PAX” with Kevin Spacey. Mara landed her first role in the 1989 film The Preppie Murder and most recently appeared in the 2020 film Break Even.
According to the Associated Press, her manager, Craig Dorfman, described the star as “electrifying, funny and a real personality” who was very popular, as well as a great actress.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-06-30/mary-mara-manner-of-death-accidental-drowning Death of ‘ER’ actor Mary Mara is ruled accidental