After a long fight with cancer, actress Linda Porter has passed away. Well-known for bringing to life Myrtle Vartanian in the NBC comedy Superstore, Porter was 86 at the time of her death.
After the news broke, several members of the Superstore crew hit up social media to give their condolences. Leading the way were actors Ben Feldman and Danny Gura who put out simple tweets.
Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end. We’ll miss you Linda Porter. pic.twitter.com/bcdkZtUnXq
— Ben Feldman (@WhosBenFeldman) September 27, 2019
We lost a good one. R.I.P. Linda Porter, who was always smiling and always brightened up the Superstore set. This is a hard one. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/qfHT5DrG2i
— Danny Gura (@DannyGura) September 27, 2019
Superstore writers Vanessa Ramos and Gabe Miller followed suit with their own tweets sharing their views on her in which they called her a “delight” and “energetic”.
RIP Linda Porter. A true delight of a person who was up for anything. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BXKogjlOnw
— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) September 27, 2019
Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic – working with her brightened everyone’s day. We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The Superstore family won’t be the same without her. https://t.co/0kY1Ix34zX
— Gabe Miller (@TheGabestOfAll) September 28, 2019
Porter wasn’t new to acting by any stretch of the imagination. She got her start in the acting biz back in 1988 at the age of 54 to 55. That year, she made her debut in Beauty and the Beast. Following that, she appeared in big series such as Murder, She Wrote, Gilmore Girls, Fraiser, Roseanne, My Name is Earl, Superstore, Twin Peaks, and more. In the end, she has racked up a total of 74 roles, according to IMDb.