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Texas Chainsaw Massacre Star Marilyn Burns Dead at 65

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Hollywood has lost a true "Scream Queen."

E! News can confirm actress Marilyn Burns passed away Tuesday. She was 65.

"She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home," her rep said in a statement to E! News. "Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later."

Burns played Sally Hardesty in the 1974 horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Her character was one of the lucky ones who survived the horrific chain of events caused by Leatherface.

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She went on to appear in other horror films including Eaten Alive, as well as the TV mini-series Helter Skelter.

Burns would also make brief cameos in the 1994 and 2013 reboots of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

A cause of death will not be announced until an autopsy is performed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Burns' family. 

- Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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