Who was Martha Henry and what was her cause of death? Legendary Canadian actor dies at 83: There has been a sad demise of legendary actor naming Martha Henry, she was a legend when it comes to the Canadian theatre, she has died because of cancer, her whole family was with her at her home in Stratford where she died on Thursday just after midnight, this was confirmed by the Festival Officials. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Who was Martha Henry?
It was stated by Antoni Cimolino, their hearts are totally shattered, as they lost her, they have lost a dearest friend, she was the most inspiring mentor and she was someone who can never be forgotten by the generations to come, she was an original talent, her death has come just 12 days after she gave her final performance in Edward Albee’s Three tall women, it has been directed by a life-long colleague and friend Diana Leblanc
During her final show, she portrayed a dying woman as they were reflecting on a life’s worth of memories and the happiness, guilt, gratification, and regret which accompanied them, her moving performances were inspired by her own circumstances which many audiences didn’t realize at the time.
She received her cancer diagnosis before the production which was originally slated for the 2020 season, it got canceled due to the pandemic which has been stated by the Festival officials. She returned to the stage after the treatment to take on the role of her past season, she was using a walker at first but then after a month into the run, she finished off her remaining shows on a wheelchair.
Martha Henry’s cause of death?
Henry’s dedication and resilience are among the traits which are going to be remembered by Cimolino the most, he recalled as he presented flowers to Henry at her final show, he described her as “luminous” and “incandescent”, he further stated, she fought pretty hard to get through the run, she was in pain but she was determined to get the end of it, she had incredible strength.
She was born in Detroit in the year 1938, the information which has been provided by the Festival, her interest in theatre was sparked by the scripts she found in the attic of her grandparent’s home in Greenville, she was living there after her parents got divorced, the spark was nourished by her mother who was a professional musician who sent Henry to Kingswood which is a private school outside Detroit.
There is going to be a memory which is going to be held at the Stratford Festival at an appropriate time, this has been stated by the officials, our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the deceased, may her legendary soul rest in peace.