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Galyn Gorg dead at 55: Actress who appeared in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air passes away

The American dancer and actress Galyn Gorg has died following a battle against cancer.

The TV and film star was 55-years-old and just one day away from turning 56 when she died on Tuesday, July 14.

Galyn’s sister announced the news of her passing via a post on Facebook on Wednesday.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up in memory of the actress and to raise funds towards funeral costs.

Galyn was one day away from turning 56 when she passed away

A message on the fund-raising page states: “Galyn Gorg was and is huge part of our family, she means so much to every one of us.

“She was diagnosed with cancer throughout her entire body and lungs.

“The doctors claimed she only had days maybe a week to live, and after remaining optimistic and praying for a miracle, she has sadly passed.”

Galyn featured in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opposite Will Smith

Galyn took on Will in the ring during the 1996 episode

The message continues: “We were unaware of just how sick she was as the diagnosis was a shock to the entire family.

“We hastily bought tickets to Oahu without a second thought, as she was getting treatment there.”

The statement goes on: “Since spending a great deal of time and money, we are now looking for donations for funeral services.

She featured in Xena: Warrior Princess in 1996

Galyn played a character named Angie in the 1990 film RoboCop 2

“Any donation is greatly appreciated, even prayers! If possible please share, we want to send her off beautifully as her heart and spirit were filled with generosity, love, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.”

Galyn had an impressive CV of television and film appearances over the years.

She played a character named Helena on a 1996 episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and played a character named Angie in the 1990 film RoboCop 2.

She had a guest role opposite Tony Todd in acclaimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, The Visitor, where she played a Bajoran woman named Korena.

Twin Peaks, Xena: Warrior Princess, M.A.N.T.I.S., and Star Trek: Voyager.

The actress appeared in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager

Galyn was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1964, was raised in Hawaii and studied liberal arts at Santa Monica City College.

Her first acting role was in a 1983 Ray Parker, Jr music video for I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You.

While she is also listed in the cast of the upcoming drama, Teller’s Camp – due for release in 2021.

Rusty Kemp

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