Kathy Lamkin–best known to genre fans as the Tea Lady in two installments of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise–passed away last week at the age of 74, according to a report on Deadline.
Lamkin’s family wrote in a statement that the veteran actor “will be missed by her family and friends,” adding that she “left an impact on all she encountered during her life on Earth.”
Lamkin–who appeared in nearly 50 film and TV projects–portrayed the Tea Lady in Marcus Nispel’s 2003 remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Jonathan Liebesman’s 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Lamkin will also be remembered for her SAG Award-winning role in 2007’s No Country for Old Men, as well as for parts in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Confession and Sweetwater. Her small-screen credits included Medium, Bones and Boston Legal.
Lamkin is survived by husband Stephen, daughter Kati, son Greg and grandchildren Benjamin and Morgan.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Lamkin’s family, friends and colleagues.