'Sex And The City' star Lynn Cohen has died aged 86

'Sex And The City' star Lynn Cohen has died aged 86

Actor Lynn Cohen, who starred as Magda in the Sex And The City television show and movies, has died aged 86.

Cohen's representatives confirmed the news of her passing to the Metro, revealing that the star passed away on the morning of Friday, February 14.

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Cohen, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1922, also enjoyed an acting career that spanned decades, delighting audiences on both stage and screen.

Many fans will recognize Cohen as Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. She also appeared in Across the Universe, as well as TV shows Law & Order, Deadbeat, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. But she was perhaps best known for playing Miranda's Ukrainian housekeeper and nanny in the HBO hit.

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Co-star Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch in the hit sit-com, took to Twitter, writing: "Bless you and godspeed, our wonderful Magda for 15 years of episodes and films, thanks for your friendship and amazing talent….R.I.P. indeed #LynnCohen."

Her star Callie Thorne replied to Garson's tweet, writing: "I will miss her so. A one of a kind force of light and love and talent."

Speaking about her time working on the Sex And The City series,  Lynn told the Miami Herald: "Oh, so fun. You'd be shocked how many people still come up to me - a 90-year-old woman - and say: 'I never mentioned the word 'sex' in my life before that show.'"

She added: "It opened up a whole new world. It was about these individuals struggling to find themselves."

"The show itself was a very special, unique experience, shot more like a film than a television program. In any case, I loved it. And my doorman in New York City is still obsessed with Sarah Jessica Parker. He always asks me about her!"

The beloved actress is survived by her husband, Ronald, who she was married to since 1964.