Kathryn Kates, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ actor, dies at 73

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Ben Edelman, Sasha Diamond, Kathryn Kates and Brooks Brantly attend the Broadway Opening Night performance after party for "Significant Other" at the Redeye Grill on March 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage) (Walter McBride, 2017 Walter McBride)

Kathryn Kates, an actor who appeared in “Seinfeld” and “Orange is the New Black,” died on Saturday after a lung cancer diagnosis. She was 73.

“Kathryn passed away peacefully this past Saturday surrounded by her brother Josh, his wife Sue Ann and her sister Mallory,” Headline Talent Agency told NBC News in a statement.

“Kathryn was our client for many years, and about one year ago, after finding out that the lung cancer she was treated for 20 years ago had returned, we grew even closer.”

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