Markie Post Dies: ‘Night Court’ and ‘Chicago P.D.’ Actress Was 70

Markie Post attends 6th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament Celebrity Night at PLAYA STUDIOS, Culver City, California on September 8th, 2018 — Photo by EugenePowers/Deposit Photos

Markie Post, an actress best known for her roles on Night Court, The Fall Guy, and Chicago P.D. has died after battling cancer. She was 70.

Post passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, her family said in a statement to NBC.

“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three-year, ten-month battle with cancer,” the statement said. “But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends sewed curtains for first apartments, and showed us how to be kind, loving, and forgiving in an often harsh world.”

Born on Nov. 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, Post got her start on television in the late 1970s.

Among her early jobs were parts in the television shows CHiPs, Barnaby Jones, The Incredible Hulk, and Hart to Hart, according to her IMDb page.

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Markie Post on Chicago P.D. (Credit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Markie Post on Chicago P.D. (Credit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

In the ’80s, she landed parts on The Love Boat and The A-Team. She also appeared on The Fall Guy from 1982 to 1985.

Her career would reach new heights with a role as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1984 to 1992.

Over the years, she worked on Scrubs, Hotel, Hearts Afire, Odd Man Out, and the feature film There’s Something About Mary.

More recently, she drew a new legion of fans on Chicago P.D. From 2014-2017, Post played the troubled Barbara ‘Bunny’ Fletcher — who failed to raise her kids, regularly landed in trouble for shady schemes, and constantly caused problems for her daughter, detective Erin Lindsay, played by Sophia Bush.

After leaving the series, Post co-starred in the series Santa Clarita Diet and The Kids Are Alright.

The actress is survived by her husband, Michael A. Ross, and her daughters Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn.