Another death is shocking the celebrity world today. Alaina Reed Hall who played the best friend and landlord of Marla Gibbs’ character Mary Jenkins on 227 has died from a lengthy battle with breast cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times. Her husband of only one year, Tamim Amini, told the paper that she passed away on Thursday at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
If you don’t remember her from 227, you may remember her from the beloved children’s show Sesame Street. She played Gordon’s sister the photographer from 1976-1988. She had a career in theatre and was also an accomplished singer. Marla Gibbs was quoted saying, “She was just a wonderful friend. She will be sorely missed; she fought the good fight.”
Unfortunately, she will not be having a funeral until next year some time. But there are places to leave your condolences throughout the web. Read the full L.A. Times story here.
Check out the Christmas episode of 227. Safe passage Mrs. Hall. You will be missed: