Nicki Aycox, best known for her recurring role in Supernatural, has passed away. She was 47 years old.
Aycox had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments while battling leukemia in recent months, chronicling her journey on Instagram. Her sister-in-law Susan Raab Ceklosky confirmed Aycox's passing in a Facebook post last week.
"My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side," she wrote. "Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her."
Aycox started her career with appearances in series like Boy Meets World, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and The X-Files, but had her breakthrough when she starred as Meg Masters in Supernatural. She later led TNT drama Dark Blue and appeared in films like Jeepers Creepers 2 and The Girl on the Train. Aycoz retired from acting in 2014, dubbing herself a "nature lover" and "vegan chef" on Instagram.
"Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away. Too young," tweeted Supernatural creator Erik Kripke. "She was a delight & delivered lines like honey & venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackluster’ legendary."
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