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Story of Oscar-Winning Legend Olympia Dukakis’ Cause of Death


Actress Olympia Dukakis’ cause of death has raised many questions after the legend passed away today (May 1, 2021) in New York City. May she rest in peace.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Dukakis’s brother Apollo who shared the news on his Facebook page. Apollo revealed that her sister, Olympia Dukakis, sadly passed away this morning in NYC. She was 89.

“My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City,” he wrote. Apollo also added, “After many months of failing health, she is finally at peace and with her Louis.”

Story of Oscar-Winning legend Olympia Dukakis' Cause of Death

Olympia Dukakis, whose full name was Olympia Mary Dukakis, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 20, 1931. Her parents, Alexandra “Alec” and Constantine “Costa” S. Dukakis were Greek emigrants. Her father was originally from Anatolia, and her mother was from the Peloponnese. she had a brother named Apollo, six years her junior.

 Olympia shone in sports and was a three-time New England fencing champion. She was educated at Boston University and majored in Physical Therapy. She succeeded in achieving a B.A. and later returned to B.U. and got a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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What is Olympia Dukakis’ Cause of Death?

While many fans are searching for Olympia Dukakis’ Cause of Death, there is no official report about her death cause at this time. Her brother also did not explicitly mention the cause of death. US day News is trying to collect more information and provide the latest updates surrounding Dukakis’cause of death, so stay up with us.

It is really a difficult time for the Dukakis family and fans. Her sudden death has brought so many tears to fans while he brought happiness to millions of people over the past years. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the heartbreaking loss of Olympia. US day News mourns the loss of the Oscar-winning actress, and we ask you all to keep her, her family, her friends, and all of her loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.

Following the tragic News, Dukakis’ fans took to social media to pay poignant tributes to the ‘Moonstruck’ Oscar Winner.

“Olympia Dukakis was a great actress who loved the work and loved the theatre. She was the acting teacher who spoke to me (and many, many others) with clarity and humor and NO censor,” actor Michael McKean wrote on Twitter.

Story of Oscar-Winning legend Olympia Dukakis' Cause of Death

George Takei, the actor who is mainly known for his notable role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek also paid a touching tribute to the late actress. He wrote on Twitter, “Olympia Dukakis has departed our company. We were Moonstruck by her, as she told us great Tales of the City. A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest. Ah, what a life force, her later years her best. Rest now among the heavens, Olympia.”

“#Moonstruck is my all-time favorite movie. The only movie I watch at least once a year. #Cher and #OlympiaDukakis … priceless! I laugh/cry my way through this film. May Olympia (what a name!) laugh with angels today,” one fan tweeted.

Olympia Dukakis’ Cause of Death Is Still a Secret

Olympia Dukakis’ cause of death Is still a secret after the beloved screen, and stage actress passed away today at the age of 89.

Although her brother revealed that Olympia died after many months of failing health, the exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

Olympia Mary Dukakis was an actress, director, producer, teacher, and activist. She starred in over 130 stage productions, over 60 films, and in 50 television series.

Story of Oscar-Winning legend Olympia Dukakis' Cause of Death

Although Olympia was best known as a screen actress, she first started her career in theater. As soon as she started her career in New York City, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her memorable performance in Bertolt Brecht’s “Man Equals Man.”

She later decided to film acting and again won many prizes during her successful career. The American actress won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role in “Moonstruck” as Rose Castorini. She also received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra (1992).

Olympia also received Emmy Award nominations for “Lucky Day” (1991), “More Tales of the City” (1998), and “Joan of Arc” (1999).

In July 2003, She released an autobiography, Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress. Last year a feature-length documentary about Olympia’s life was released in the United States.

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