Former 'ER' actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot during incident with officers

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Vanessa Marquez, an actress best known for her role as a nurse on "ER", was shot and killed by South Pasadena police on Thursday, authorities confirmed on Friday.

South Pasadena police officers were conducting a welfare check at Marquez's home when she allegedly pulled out a "BB-type" replica gun, causing an officer to open fire in response, according to police.

She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers (none who were harmed), at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred, the sheriff's department says, adding that Marquez was then transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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Three police officers and a mental health care worker spend 90 minutes trying to help Marquez, but she was 'extremely uncooperative, ' it is claimed.

Authorities confirmed her death on August 31, saying that officers went to Marquez's home in the 1100 block of Fremont Ave. after a landlord asked police to conduct a welfare check, Variety magazine reported. Here's 5 facts about her.

The actress reportedly wrote on her Facebook page that she had been struggling with Celiac disease and seizures. She accused George Clooney of booting her from the show and blacklisting her. saying she was the victim of racist and sexist comments.

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Clooney responded by insisting that he had no idea Marquez had been blacklisted and had played no part in it. She also alleged that cast members Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Julianna Marguiles had been racially insensitive on set. I had nothing to do with casting. If she was told I was involved in any decision about her career then she was lied to. She also appeared in the 1988 drama "Stand and Deliver". I was an actor and only an actor.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October of 2017, Marquez lashed out at her former ER costar George Clooney after the A-list actor spoke out against Harvey Weinstein - claiming that she had been ostracized from Hollywood after complaining about workplace harassment.

Clooney later denied that he had any part in the apparent blacklisting of Marquez. Marquez appeared in a 2005 episode of A&E's Intervention for OCD, addiction to shopping, and depression.

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