Sadly, Nicki Aycox has passed away. She was most known for playing Meg Masters on The CW’s Supernatural.
The 47-year-old actress was found dead on Thursday, according to Susan Raab Ceklosky, her sister-in-law, who posted the news on social media without specifying the cause of death (November 17).
Aycox endured a terrifying two-year struggle with leukaemia. She bravely shared updates on her condition on her Instagram feed, which has the name @cashewandolives.
The Jeepers Creepers actress released her final emotional post in late March, in which she was pictured singing gleefully from her hospital bed following a chemotherapy session. She also noted in her Instagram bio that she was “ready to get stem cell transplant #2.”
The Supernatural star initially believed she had cancer when she became ill, but subsequently learned that cancer had been discovered by physicians. According to Daily Mail, she then underwent chemotherapy and stem cell therapy.
Following her death, Aycox’s sister-in-law shared a heartfelt tribute on Facebook, writing: “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.”
“Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California,” Ceklosky wrote, adding. “She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”
Eric Kripke, the creator of Supernatural, also paid homage to the actress on Sunday (November 20) by writing the following on social media: “Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away. Too young.”
“She was a delight and delivered lines like honey and venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackluster’ legendary,” he concluded, adding a gif of her blowing out candles as the beloved Meg Masters.
In the first and fourth seasons of Supernatural, she played the demon and human vessel character, for which she is best known. A season five episode of the show featured archival footage of her final performance.
The actress has also appeared in Weird Science, L.A. Heat, 3rd Rock From the Sun, USA High, and Boy Meets World as a guest star.
In addition, she starred in The X-Files, Ally McBeal, and Dark Angel, and she also filmed the films Crime + Punishment in Suburbia, Rave McBeth, and Jeepers Creepers 2. She also had a seven-episode arc as Lily Gallagher in Providence.
Aycox appeared as Jaimie Allen in Dark Blue, and her last acting appearances before quitting were in the 2014 movies The Girl On the Train and Dead on Campus.
The former actress gained a following with her vegan lifestyle website Cashews and Olives and her debut EP, Red Velvet Room, which featured five original songs, which was released in her most recent years.
Aycox is survived by loyal spouse Matt Raab.
At this time, our sympathies are with Aycox’s family, friends, and supporters.
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