August 06, 2014 03:20:36 GMT
The 65-year-old actress passed away on Tuesday at her home in Texas but the cause of death is still unknown.
Marilyn Burns, best known for her role as Sally Hardesty in horror movie "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", has passed away. The actress was found dead by a family member at her home in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, August 6. She was 65.
"She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home," her rep said in a statement. "Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later."
The cause of death is still unknown, but the Medical Examiner's Office in Houston has confirmed they have Marilyn's body and an autopsy will be performed soon.
Following the success of 1974's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", Burns starred in another Tobe Hooper cult film, "Eaten Alive" (1977). She also had a role on Emmy-nominated miniseries "Helter Skelter" (1976) and made cameo appearances in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" (1994) and "Texas Chainsaw 3D" (2013).