‘Ray Donovan’ actress Mary Mara dead aged 61 in suspected drowning


Mary Mara, a 61-year-old actress, is believed to have drowned to death.

She was most recognized for her role as Mrs. Sullivan on “Ray Donovan,” and on Sunday morning (26.06.22), her lifeless body was discovered in the St. Lawrence River near Cape Vincent, about 90 miles north of Syracuse.

Only on Monday night, June 27, 2022, when New York State Troopers responding to a 911 call confirmed the discovery, did word reach the public. “On June 26, 2022, at 8:10 am, State Police responded to 33753 Old Farm Road in the town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County for a reported possible drowning, ” they said.


“A female body was found in the St. Lawrence River when troopers, Cape Vincent Fire, and Ambulance arrived on the site.

The victim has been named as Mary T. Mara, 61, of Cape Vincent, New York.

The man may have drowned while swimming, according to the preliminary inquiry.


The body of the victim, which had no indications of malicious intent, was taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to establish the precise cause of death. The inquiry is still ongoing.

Mara may have been in the river exercising after visiting her sister.

Mara appeared in nearly 20 films and 40 television programs over the course of her career, which lasted more than three decades. These programs included “The West Wing,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Lost.”


Mara’s final acting credit was a part in the 2020 film “Break Even.”

She also played Nance in “Shameless” and Loretta Sweet on “ER,” and the news of her departure sparked a deluge of tributes on social media.


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