Lee Fierro, star of the film 'Jaws', dies of coronavirus complications

WION Web Team New Delhi Apr 06, 2020, 01.43 PM(IST)

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Lee Fierro, who is best known for playing Mrs Kintner in Steven Spielberg's film 'Jaws' is dead. The actress was 91 and died of complications due to coronavirus.

Actress Lee Fierro, who is best known for playing Mrs Kintner in Steven Spielberg's film 'Jaws' is dead. The actress was 91 and died of complications due to coronavirus.

The actress had moved to Ohio in an assisted-living facility where she breathed her last. She earlier had a home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where 'Jaws' was filmed.

Kevin Ryan, artistic director and board president for the Island Theatre Workshop, where Fierro worked as a director and mentor for 25 years, confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight.

"We will miss her terribly. She spent 40 years here on the Vineyard. I've been working with her for 30 years here (on Marthas's Vineyard) and three years since she moved (to Ohio)," he said.

Fierro played grieving mother to young Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Voorhees), the second victim of the killer great white shark in Spielberg's 'Jaws' which released in 1975. She later reprised her role in 'Jaws: The Revenge' in 1987.

During her time at the Island Theatre Workshop, Fierro also appeared in many theater company productions and mentored more than 1,000 children.

(With inputs from PTI)