'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Actress Marilyn Burns Dies at 65

PHOTO: Marilyn Burns is pictured in a scene from the film "Future Kill" in 1985.

"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" star Marilyn Burns died early Tuesday morning in her Houston, Texas, home, her manager Chris Roe confirms to ABC News. She was 65 years old.

"It is with sad news that I can officially confirm that actress Marilyn Burns passed away," Roe told ABC News in a statement. "She was found unresponsive by a family member in her Houston area home. Her family thanks everyone for all their love and support, and asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later."

"Texas Chain Saw Massacre" in 1974 was one of Burns' first films as she played teen Sally Hardesty in the gory, bloody movie. Burns was also featured in a TV miniseries "Helter Skelter" in 1976, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation" in 1994 and "Butcher Boys" in 2012.

Burns was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but raised in Texas. Burns earned a degree in drama from the University of Texas in 1971.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner is shown here at age 10 in this undated childhood family photo.
Courtesy Linda Thompson
PHOTO: Bruce Jenner celebrates after winning 1500M race during Decathlon at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976.
Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Getty Images
PHOTO: A female coyote lay in an animal carrier after being captured by Special Operations officers on Manhattan?s west side, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in New York.
New York City Police Department Special Operations Division via AP