Actress Lynn Kellogg, known for her role in “Hair,” died Thursday in St. Louis after contracting coronavirus.
Kellogg, who was 77 at the time of her death, contracted the virus at a recent gathering at a theater in Branson, Mo, her husband, John Simpers, told The New York Times. Simpers claimed there were a lot of people not wearing face masks at the event, the outlet reported. Kellogg’s publicist confirmed her cause of death was coronavirus, according to the outlet.
According to a story from the New York Times, her husband John Simpers, said she had been infected at a recent gathering in a large theater in Branson. “Most of the people there were not wearing masks,” Simpers told the Times.https://t.co/r88FQj0fMN
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Simpers also claimed Kellogg had a non-life-threatening form of Leukemia that had compromised her vascular system, according to The New York Times. The actress passed away at the hospital, the outlet reported. (RELATED: 13-Year-Old Dies From COVID-19 Complications In Missouri)
“Hair” ran for four years at the Biltmore Theater. Kellogg played Sheila in the show, who had a pretty big role. “Easy to Be Hard” is her claim to fame from the Broadway show.
Kellogg also appeared on television.
She made her debut in “The Edge of Night” in 1964. Kellogg also appeared on episodes of “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “It Takes a Thief” and “Mission: Impossible.” She had a supporting role in the western “Charro!” in 1969 alongside Elvis Presley.