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Academy Award Winning Producer/Actor Lisa Blount Dead at 53

“An Officer and a Gentleman” star Lisa Blount was found dead in her Arkansas bedroom earlier this week. Coroners don’t suspect foul play. Blount was 53 and suffering from multiple sclerosis-like symptoms at the time of her death, according to her mother.

More from the LA Times:

Blount, who won an Academy Award in 2001 for producing the live-action short film “The Accountant,” was 53. Police were called to the home she shared with her husband, actor and director Ray McKinnon, on Wednesday after her mother found Blount dead in her bedroom…

Blount was found in her bed holding a cell phone in her left hand, according to Little Rock police. She last used the phone Monday afternoon, when she told a friend that she wasn’t feeling well, police said.

Blount leaves behind her husband, actor Ray McKinnon, who played the football coach in the Sandra Bullock movie “The Blind Side.”

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