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Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show star passes away due to heart failure

Carole Cook dead at 98: Sixteen Candles star and Lucille Ball protégé passes away due to heart failure just three days before birthday

Carole Cook – who starred in Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show – has died just three days before her 99th birthday.

The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced according to The Hollywood Reporter

She was one of the best friends and protégés of Hollywood icon Lucille Ball which led her to multiple  appearances on The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy.

Sad: Carole Cook (pictured in 2019) – who starred in Sixteen Candles and The Lucy Show – has died just three days before her 99th birthday

Cook worked on 18 episodes of The Lucy Show from 1963 to 1968 as she played Lucy Carmichael’s friend Thelma Green.

She went on to star alongside Ball on five episodes of Here’s Lucy from 1969 to 1974.

Another one of her major roles was as Helen, the touchy-feely grandmother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha ‘Sam’ Baker, in classic 1984 film Sixteen Candles.

Bond: The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced according to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous couple are seen in West Hollywood back in January 2019

Bond: The legendary actress passed away in Beverly Hills at 98 due to heart failure on Wednesday her husband Tom Troupe announced according to The Hollywood Reporter, the famous couple are seen in West Hollywood back in January 2019

The talented star also starred opposite Don Knotts in 1964 comedy film The Incredible Mr. Limpet as Knotts played a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish and helps the US Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines.

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