Helen Slayton-Hughes, known for memorable turns in series like Parks & Recreation, has passed away. She was 92.
Slayton-Hughes's family announced her death in a Facebook post on December 8. "To the friends and fans of our beloved Helen," the post reads. "Helen passed away last night. Her pain has ended but her fierce spirit lives on. Thank you for the love and support of her and her work. Rest sweet one."
The actress most notably starred as court stenographer Ethel Beavers in Parks & Recreation, and she also appeared in a number of series ranging from comedies and dramas including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Single Parents, Fresh Off the Boat, Rutherford Falls, New Girl, Parenthood, Raising Hope, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, My Name Is Earl, Arrested Development, That’s So Raven, The West Wing, Malcolm in the Middle, NYPD Blue, and Nash Bridges as well as many others.
Additionally, Slayton-Hughes had roles in several films, including Good Night, and Good Luck, Moxie, Veronica Mars, and He's All That.
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