Earlier this evening, news sources began reporting that actress Sondra Locke has passed away. Despite her representatives failing to return requests for comment, The Associate Press obtained a copy of her death certificate, confirming her death on Saturday, November 3rd 2018. It seems that those closest to her are remaining tight lipped out of respect for the late actress and director, but it’s being noted that she died at her home in Los Angeles from complications stemming from breast cancer and bone cancer, a disease she previously battled twice. Sondra was 74-years-old.
Although she’s most known to movie buffs for her role as Mick in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1969) – which won her an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Sondra Locke enjoyed a long career in show-business. While her best body of work can be found in dramas and dark thrillers, Sondra starred in a number of horror films. She starred as Joan in Willard (1971), Marguerite in A Reflection of Fear (1972), Drusilla Wilcox in The Shadow of Chikara and as Jackson in Death Game (1977). She also made guest appearances in episodes of “Night Gallery” and “Planet of the Apes.”
Though she briefly took up directing in the 80’s and 90’s, Sondra Locke retired from acting in 2000. However, in 2015, she served as executive producer on Knock Knock with Keanu Reeves. Her final role can be found in 2017’s Ray Meets Helen.
All of us here at HorrorSociety.com send our condolences to her family, friends and fans. This Alabama native was tough as nails. She will be missed by many.
R.I.P. Sondra Locke
May 28, 1944 – November 3, 2018