Glenne Headly Cause of Death: How Did the Actress Die?

Glenne Headly cause of death


Glenne Headly has died. According to Deadline, the Emmy-nominated actress passed away on Thursday night. She was 63 years old.

“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time,” a rep said in a statement.

Headly’s exact cause of death has not yet been released. However, a report from TMZ indicates that she may have died following a complication involving blood clots. The actress, who was filming the Hulu series Future Man, “checked in to the hospital” sometime last week because of blood clots. A source told TMZ that things seemed to be “getting better but took a turn Thursday.” It is unclear where these blood clots were or what may have caused them.

Headly was Emmy nominated for Lonesome Dove (1989). She appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin and in Dick Tracy alongside Warren Beatty. She was also in Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Mortal Thoughts, and had recurring roles on the television shows ER and Monk. Her most recent film was The CircleIn the movie, Headly portrayed the role of Bonnie Holland, the wife of Vinnie Holland, played by actor Bill Paxton. Paxton passed away earlier this year.

Headly recently finished filming Villa Capri, also starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones. The Ron Shelton-directed film is slated to hit theaters on November 22, 2017.

In recent years, Headly decided to put her career on the back burned in order to focus on being a mother.

“For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a ‘present’ mother to her son,” reads her IMDb biography, in part.

Headly is survived by her husband, Byron McCulloch, and her son, Stirling.



William C. "Bill" Branch

I had the honor of studying and working with Glenne during our years as students at the American College of Switzerland. I was cast in a musical alongside Glenne where we had the two lead roles called ‘the Boyfriend’. I was a musician ‘piano player and singer’ and she persuaded me to do this part which she could be very persuasive. She was so intelligent that before anyone else had even a first reading of their parts Glenne already had it memorized completely. Her part and theirs! I was so lucky to have spent my two years there on the Magic Mountain around someone like Glenne who I will always remember as a great mind with a great sense of humor and a great deal of love for everyone she was around. The world has truly lost a very,very special person and I know she will be missed greatly by her husband, son, and all of her friends from over the years. Rest in Peace Dearest Glenne.


Glen headly underated and wonderful actress…anybody see dirty rotten scoundrals with Michael Caine and steve martin….classic….didnt see her in much…she was married to malcovich he left her for michele phiffer…too bad, thats the breaks…R.I.P so young….

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