Vanessa Marquez, the ER alum, died due to gunshot wounds after police visited the actress at her home in Southern California on Thursday. According to reports, Marquez possessed a “BB-type” gun and the police didn’t take any chances and thus opened fire.
An insider confirmed it was Marquez during a conversation with reporters from the South Pasadenan. At the time, police reported it was a 49-year-old Latina woman, but didn’t reveal her name.
The newspaper claims that Marquez, starring in Stand And Deliver and Twenty Bucks, died after the authorities shot her once in the upper body. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she passed away.
Yesterday we lost one of our Stand And Deliver cast members, Vanessa Marquez. She was shot by police. Don’t know all the details but what the news is reporting is that she had some sort of siezure and was not in her right mind. She took out a bibigun and pointed it a police and they shot her????. Please keep her family in your prayers. #standanddeliver #vanessamarquez
The police claim that officers, as well as a mental health expert, went to her home at approximately 11:45 am following concerns from her landlord regarding her health.
KABC-TV stated that authorities have visited her house several times in the past. When they got to the home, she was suffering a seizure, as well as an eating disorder.
After an hour-long conversation, she supposedly became aggressive and confrontational. When she began waving a weapon around in the air, the police thought it was a semi-automatic handgun.
As most know, Marquez is perhaps most famous for her characterization of Wendy Goldman while on the legendary series, ER, from 1994 until 1997. Moreover, she accused George Clooney of blacklisting her from the series and stated people berated her on sexist and racist grounds.
However, Clooney said he absolutely did not play a role in her blacklisting and didn’t even know that she had endured such a thing. Her accusations against the actor occurred right around the same time as other #MeToo allegations.