House of Cards star Elizabeth Norment has passed away at the age of 61.
The American actress played Nancy Kaufberger on the show, the secretary to Kevin Spacey's character.
Kevin, who portrays wicked politician Frank Underwood on the political drama, reached out to fans on Twitter, posting: "RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's."
Elizabeth Norment was described as 'a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend'
The show's writer Beau Willimon echoed the actor's sentiments, releasing a statement that read: "Everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."
Her sister Kate told The Hollywood Reporter that Elizabeth died in mid-October at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Elizabeth had previously starred in TV shows Law & Order, St Elsewhere, Party of Five, ER and Mad About You.
She also had big-screen roles in The Woman in Red, Runaway and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.