Parents of ‘Dune’ and ‘Walking Dead’ actress Alicia Witt mysteriously found dead

The actress asked a relative to check on Robert Witt, 87, and Diane Witt, 75, at their Worcester, Massachusetts home as she had not heard from them for “several days”.

In a statement, Witt, 46, said: “I reached out to a cousin who lives close to my parents to check on them. Sadly, the outcome was unimaginable.

“I ask for some privacy at this time to grieve and to wrap my head around this turn of events, and this surreal loss.”

Cops haven’t confirmed the cause of death but said there were no signs of foul play, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

An autopsy will be conducted and officers scoured the home as they try to establish a cause of death.

Lt. Sean Murtha, of Worcester police, said: “I can confirm that police were dispatched to the residence and discovered a male and a female deceased. There were no signs of foul play. It is under investigation.”

Firefighters checked the air quality inside the home when they arrived on the scene. No noxious gases were detected inside.

Worcester Fire Chief Deputy Adam Roche said: “There were no signs of carbon monoxide.”

Police said there were reports that the couple had been experiencing “furnace problems” and were using a space heater, according to the Telegram and Gazette.

According to the "Dune" Star, both her parents had been ill for some time and had been experiencing issues with their furnace.
According to the “Dune” Star, both her parents had been ill for some time and had been experiencing issues with their furnace.

And a neighbor told the outlet that Witt’s parents had been ill for “some time”.

Robert and Diane had lived in Worcester for decades.

Witt rose to prominence as a child actor where she starred in the movies Twin Peaks and Dune.

The star had only turned eight when filmmakers were producing Dune.

She has also starred in shows such as The Walking Dead, Sopranos, Two and a Half Men, and the comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.

Witt is also a pianist and made her stage debut in Los Angeles in 2001.


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