Farrah Forke, a star of “Wings” and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” died at age 54, her family confirmed.
“Farrah was fierce, tender, loyal, loving, strong, funny, smart, protective, kind, passionate and utterly irreplaceable,” they said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets on Wednesday. “She brought a light so great to the world that even after her passing, the light remains.”
An unnamed friend of Forke’s told People magazine that she had been battling cancer. Her family also told the outlet that they have requested that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of their choice.
Steven Weber, who also starred in “Wings,” confirmed her death and posted a tribute for Forke on Instagram Wednesday.
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“Farrah Forke has passed,” Weber wrote. “She was every bit as tough, fun, beautiful and grounded as her character ‘Alex’ on Wings.”
Forke starred in Seasons Four, Five, and Six of the NBC sitcom that aired between 1990 and 1997. She also had a role on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and made appearances in a number of films and shows, according to her IMDB page.
No other details about her death were provided.
According to reports, she is survived by her two sons, her mother and stepfather, and her three sisters.