24 Actress Alberta Watson Dead at 60, After Almost Four Decades in Show Business

Albert Watson in 2006
Alberta Watson died at age 60 on March 21.  Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

After almost four decades as a working actress, Canadian star Alberta Watson passed away at age 60 on Saturday, March 21. 

ET Canada confirmed the news with her agent Pam Winter, who said, “It is the case, sadly. Alberta passed away on Saturday evening at Kensington Hospice in Toronto. Her husband Ken was by her side. We await details of a memorial service for her.” 

There was no information on the star’s cause of death. 

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Albert Watson (R) with Peta Wilson in 1997’s La Femme Nikita. Warner Bros/Courtesy Everett Collection

Watson started her career in the late ‘70s, and is best known for her roles on the CW’s Nikita as Senator Madeline Pierce and on 24 as Erin Driscoll. In season 4 of the hit Fox action series, Watson’s character fired Director of Field Operations Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), considering his past heroin addiction to be a weakness. 

Watson also had roles in the 2001 film adaptation of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and 2007’s The Lookout, alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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