Kim McGuire, best known for playing Mona ‘Hatchet-Face’ Malnorowski alongside Johnny Depp in the cult classic Cry-Baby, has died at the age of 60.
McGuire’s husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed her death to The Associated Press on Thursday. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from pneumonia.
McGuire had one of the most memorable performances in the 1990 John Waters’ teen musical as the facially disfigured Malnorowsk, a devoted member of Cry-Baby’s (Depp) gang of misfit teens.
Fans of McGuire’s work have already taken to Twitter with their condolences:
Cry-Baby producer Rachel Talalay also expressed her sadness at McGuire’s passing, tweeting, “RIP Kim. Shedding #CryBaby tear for you.”
In addition to Cry-Baby, McGuire appeared on the ABC sitcom On the Air, created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. Outside of acting, the New Orleans native was an attorney and the author of several books, including Flashback Katrina 10 Years After.