Marilyn Burns Dead: Texas Chain Saw Massacre Star Dies at 65

Marilyn Burns
Marilyn Burns, who starred in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, died at the age of 65 Courtesy Everett Collection

Marilyn Burns, who starred in the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre thriller, was found dead in her home on Tuesday, Aug. 5, her rep confirms to TMZ. The actress was 65 years old.

According to the site, Burns was found by her sister; the cause of her death is not yet known.

The actress, who made cameos in the Chainsaw Massacre remakes in 1994 and 2013, became famous for her portrayal of Sally Hardesty in the original 1974 flick. Burns also portrayed Linda Kasabian in the Charles Manson television movie Helter Skelter in 1976.

According to TMZ, the Medical Examiner's Office in Houston is set to perform an autopsy.

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