'Boyz N the Hood' Star Esther Scott Dead at 66

Fans took to social media to mourn the loss.

Esther Scott

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Esther Scott

Esther Scott, known for her role in 1991's Boyz N the Hood, died last week at the age of 66, TMZ confirmed Tuesday.

The outlet reports Scott was found unconscious on Feb. 11 after suffering an apparent heart attack in her Santa Monica home. The Queens-born actress was then taken to the hospital, where she remained up until her death on Feb. 14.

"She loved what she did. She would get stopped on the street often and people would recognize her—but they didn't know her name," Scott's sister, Shaun, told TMZ. "Hopefully now people will remember her name, her work and the contributions she gave to the entertainment industry."

Scott began her career as a voice actress in 1985's animated series Star Wars: Ewoks. She would go on to appear in a slew of projects throughout the next three decades, starring in TV shows like Full House, Hart of Dixie, The Steve Harvey Show, and Sister, Sister, as well as films such as Encino Man, Austin Powers in Goldmember, You Got Served, Dreamgirls, The Pursuit of Happyness, Transformers, and The Birth of a Nation.

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In wake of the tragic news, fans took to social media to express their condolences and pay tribute to the veteran actress. You can read some of the messages below.

rest in power miss esther scott. thank you. pic.twitter.com/Vky8aOC9AL

— ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ (@merelynora) February 18, 2020

RIP Esther Scott 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/CiiH4uELTV

— Madam Bey Day Walker 💇🏾‍♀️ (@WhoYouLoveSean) February 18, 2020

Omg noooo Esther Scott passed away 🙏🏽🌹

— Berna✨ (@TheBTK_) February 18, 2020

Rest In Paradise 🌹Esther Scott🌹
Was such a great actor 🙌🏾#YouGotServed #BoyzNTheHood pic.twitter.com/liCMs19ZHu

— BruhItsRodrick (@GoHomeRodrick) February 18, 2020

I remember the whole theater went crazy on this part. RIP Esther Scott pic.twitter.com/fD26B1iZ67

— Cee (@ceedotcee) February 18, 2020

First Esther Scott and now Ja’net Dubois.. this is not how Black History Month is suppose to go 😭😭😭

— Kay (@kallieknows) February 18, 2020

And now Esther Scott....all the acting legends are leaving us.

— 🪷🌻🌺 I AM THE 5th MEMBER🪷🌻🌺 (@silentqueen88) February 18, 2020

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Miss Esther Scott.

— Mil Woods (@iAmMilWoods) February 18, 2020

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