AceShowbiz - Mary Mara shared a now-haunting online post calling water soothing a year before her suspected drowning death. On Sunday, June 26, the "Ray Donovan" actress was found dead at 8.10 A.M. in the St Lawrence River in the town of Cape Vincent, around 90 miles north of Syracuse.
The 61-year-old's poignant Instagram post came in November 2020 when she posted about the election which saw Joe Biden win over Donald Trump to become U.S. president, making Kamala Harris the first female, black and Asian American vice-president.
"Back in Trump country and wearing my Biden/Harris mask," her post at the time read. "Water is soothing the insanity of this election and last four years! #whereisthelove."
Mara had also shared a series of pictures of her spending time by the St Lawrence River, with an image from 2019 accompanied by her caption, "63 degrees! Life affirming river swim, first one of the season."
The actress, who was also famed for roles in "ER", "Shameless", "Dexter" and "Law & Order", was understood to have been visiting her sister when she got into difficulty during a morning swim. New York State Troopers who responded to a 911 call said an official cause of death is still pending, but added there were no signs of foul play and it seemed she had drowned.
Mara's manager Craig Dorfman hailed her as "electric, funny, and a true individual," while Jon Lindstrom, who plays Kevin Collins on "General Hospital", said, "Crushed to learn of Mary Mara's untimely passing. We performed together back in 2008 in Malcolm Danare's 'In Heat' at the Lost Playhouse in LA. She was plowing through the aftereffects of Chemo. Brave, brilliant, Uber-talented. Earth will be much less-colorful without her. R.I.P. (sic)"
Mara was survived by her stepdaughter, sisters, brother-in-law and nephew. She was best known for her role as Mrs Sullivan on "Ray Donovan", and her career, which spanned more than three decades, also saw her being feature in over 20 movies and 40 television shows, including "West Wing", "NYPD Blue" and "Lost".
Mara's last credit was a role in 2020's "Break Even." She also appeared as Loretta Sweet on "ER" and Nance in "Shameless."