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‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Tron’ Star Cindy Morgan Dies at 69

‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Tron’ Star Cindy Morgan Dies at 69

The Actress was 69

Actress Cindy Morgan passed away at the age of 69, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, details are scarce about her cause of death. 

Morgan’s Legacy

During her career, Morgan had 37 acting credits across her various works in film and television. The role that helped launch her career was the 1980 comedy Caddyshack, where she co-starred alongside Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Brian Doyle-Murray. The film went on to be a box office hit, grossing $60 million and establishing itself as a classic. 

Morgan is also known for her role in the beloved 1982 Disney film Tron. In the film, she portrays two roles, the human character Dr. Lora Baines and Yori, the program in the video game developed by Baines. While the film wasn’t a smash hit at the box office, it was still able to scrounge together $50 million against its $17 million budget. However, the film cemented itself as a science fiction classic, being praised in 1982 for its groundbreaking visual effects work. A sequel titled Tron: Legacy was released in 2010, with a third film titled Tron: Ares currently in development.

‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Tron’ Star Cindy Morgan Dies at 69
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In addition to her work in film, Morgan made appearances in many popular series throughout her career. One of her more famous television roles was a guest spot in the popular series The Love Boat. In the hit show, Morgan made an appearance in a 1981 episode titled “Clothes Make the Girl/Black Sheep/Hometown Doc.” In the episode, she portrayed the character Tracy Cotts. Other series she starred in include The Fall Guy, Hawaiian Heat, The Highwayman, Vega$, Amazing Stories, CHiPs, and more. 

In Memoriam

As reported by the sheriff’s office, Morgan’s body was found in her bedroom in her Lake Worth home on December 30 by her roommate, who had last seen her alive eleven days prior. The roommate had returned home after the holidays and noticed a “strong odor coming from her room.” It is believed Morgan died of “natural causes,” although specifics have not been revealed. It has also not been revealed when specifically Morgan passed away. 

Details concerning memorials/funeral services have not been made known to the public at this time. 

Stay tuned in to Dead Talk News for more updates.

‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Tron’ Star Cindy Morgan Dies at 69
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Mason Kupiainen is a recent Butler University graduate with a degree in Creative Media and Entertainment. His work has been published in Butler Collegiate, The Mall, and Byte BSU. Along with written work, he has a videography portfolio with Indy Blue Video, Byte BSU, and Ball Bearings.

Cailen Fienemann is a current student at Le Moyne College pursuing her BA in English and Communications with a film studies minor and a creative writing concentration.  Though uncertain about her career end-goals, any job that allows her to write is a cherished one indeed.