'ER' actress shot and killed by police

Deanna Kelley
August 31, 2018

But a source reported to The South Pasadenan that the 49-year-old Hispanic woman killed by police on Thursday was Marquez.

Cops were summoned to perform a welfare check on the star when they opened fire on her after they say she threatened them with a BB gun.

"At the time [of the shooting] there was an LA County mental health clinician here with the officers", Mendoza said.

The sheriff's department also tells ET that police continued to speak to Marquez for over an hour and a half in an attempt to offer her medical care when they became aware she was possibly suffering from mental health issues and appeared to be unable to care for herself.

Lt. Joe Mendoza added that Marquez had been suffering from eating disorders and appeared to be gravely disabled.

The incident began about noon and took place over almost two hours as South Pasadena police officers attempted to assist Marquez with a possible medical condition, the sheriff's department stated in a news release Thursday.

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Marquez's most prominent role was on the aforementioned medical drama, ER, where she played Nurse Wendy Goldman from 1994 to 1997.

The actress reportedly wrote on her Facebook page that she had been struggling with Celiac disease and seizures.

"I had no idea Vanessa was blacklisted", Clooney said in a statement. I had nothing to do with casting. Clooney flatly denied the Marquez's claims. Marquez is best known for her appearances in ER, an episode of Seinfeld and in the 1988 movie, Stand and Deliver. I was an actor and only an actor.

Marquez accused the cast and producers of "ER" of conspiring to have her blacklisted after she reported being sexually harassed and being discriminated against on the basis of race. In 2005, she was the subject of the second-ever episode of A&E docuseries Intervention, during which she revealed that she'd developed a compulsive shopping habit and was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Her most recent and final acting credit came in 2017 when she appeared in the short film The Problem with Evolution.

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