Karen Black Dead at 74

Oscar-nominated actress Karen Black died Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer, her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, confirmed on Facebook.

“It is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend Karen Black has just passed away, only a few minutes ago. Thank you all for all your prayers and love, they meant so much to her as they did to me,” he wrote.

Black was best known for her roles in such movies as Nashville and Easy Rider, as well as her Oscar-nominated performance in Five Easy Pieces. She was 74.

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