The entertainment industry regretted the loss of a valued talent, Lia Mortensen, widely recognised for her part in the blockbuster TV series “Shameless.”
Lia Mortensen died on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, at 57.
Stewart Talent reported her death on Thursday, saying, “We at Stewart Talent mourn the loss of the incomparable Lia Mortensen, who passed away yesterday.” Lia was a fantastic actor, a wonderful person, a beautiful soul, and a dear friend to many.”
Cause of death:
Lia Mortensen died on Wednesday at the age of 57 after a long and brave fight with cancer, leaving behind a rich legacy of spectacular performances and a tremendous influence on the hearts of her fans.
Officials may disclose details about the funeral services in the future so that people can attend and say their final goodbyes to the talented and beautiful person.
About Lia Mortensen:
She is an actress who has appeared in films such as Pesadilla en la Calle Elm (2010), Shameless (2011), and Deep Woods. Lia D.
During the thriving 1990s and 2000s of Chicago’s nonprofit theatre sector, her outstanding talent garnered multiple prominent roles. She played Sally Talley, a character battling emotional challenges to find love, in Lanford Wilson’s “Talley’s Folly” at Northlight Theatre in 2002.
In Steve Scott’s 2007 Goodman Theatre production of “Rabbit Hole,” Lia produced a heartfelt performance as a mother who loses a child and is forced to start a new life under impossible circumstances.
Many people saw her as a brilliant beacon in the industry and around the globe throughout her life. She added colour to her surroundings in any way she could.
“My husband Nick Viola lost his niece yesterday. In the few years, she was in our lives, she wrapped us in her loving and accepting arms and made us feel like we had always known her.
Fly on angel wings Lia Mortensen! She was a loving daughter, a remarkable mother, a loyal sister, an amazing niece, a devoted Aunt, a true friend, an accomplished actor, and the brightest light I’ve ever met on earth. The heavens have welcomed an angel. She will be the brightest star in the sky tonight.”
“Good night, Lia Mortensen…
I’m sorry that I didn’t know her better; I’m more empathetic to those who did. I did a couple of staged readings with her years ago and remembered having trouble keeping my eyes off her. Part of that was her natural beauty and talent, but mostly because she had an inner beauty that seemed to radiate from her and include everyone in the room. Such people are rare, and I’m sorry her time here was cut short. It’s obvious, though, that while she was here, she touched many people deeply, and in the end, that’s probably the best barometer for a life well-lived.”