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Kim McGuire (1955 - 2016)

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Kim McGuire (1955 - 2016)

Kim McGuire, the actress who played Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski in the 1990 John Waters movie "Cry-Baby," died Sept. 14, 2016, according to multiple news sources. She was 60.

McGuire died of pneumonia complications at a hospital in Naples, Florida, according to The Associated Press.

The official Facebook page for Divine made this statement: Our dear friend Kim McGuire passed away today. Kim was best known for her role as Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski in John Waters' cult film Cry-Baby. Rest In Peace Kim.

Family friend Suzy Hixson has set up a GoFundMe page: All donations will be going towards Kim's final expenses and to assist her husband Gene. In 2005, McGuire and her husband, Gene Piotrowsky, lost their home in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit.

"Yesterday was a terrible day for me losing Kim McGuire my best friend and the love of my life. I felt all of a sudden that I was alone in the world. Over night through a friend [Suzy Hixson] who started the GoFundMe for me, there has been tremendous support from thousands of people who knew Kim, those that found her posts inspirational, and those that just admired her as a fantastic talent that has been silenced forever. I would like to thank all of you for your out-pouring of love for her. I know she's looking down and appreciates it. Thank you all very much." -Gene Piotrowsky

McGuire co-starred in "Cry-Baby" alongside Johnny Depp. She played a member of the gang led by Depp's character. Before that film, she acted in several theatrical roles.


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Along the way, McGuire studied law and became an attorney eligible to practice in several states. She also became an author.

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