According to Fox News, television actress Rhonda Stubbins White has died at the age of 60.
White’s passing was announced on Facebook by her friend Todd Baker. “To the friends of Rhonda: It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend Rhonda Stubbins White. She was an amazingly talented woman, full of positivity and energy, and grounded by her faith,” he wrote. “We were all fortunate to have known her and shared her short time on this earth.
White’s passing, which happened at her Los Angeles, California residence, was also confirmed by White’s manager, Valerie McCaffrey.
McCaffrey told Fox News that White’s death came as a result of a battle with ovarian cancer.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, White graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1982. However, she didn’t get her big break for another decade.
In 1992, according to the New York Post, that break came when she earned an appearance on an episode of NBC’s Here and Now. From there, she went on to appear in a number of popular television programs, including ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Crossing Jordan, and more.
Out of her 35 credits, however, White is probably best known for her appearances on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, playing the popular character known as Lady Vi.
White also played a role in Tyler Perry’s show Ruthless. McCaffrey revealed that White had just finished that role before she passed.
“I am heartbroken to have this extremely talented actress who was kind in every way-leave so soon, not only as a client but as a friend,” McCaffrey said, according to Fox. “She had just finished working on Tyler Perry’s Ruthless which she had an amazing experience on and was on a resurgence in her career.”
Since the news broke of White’s passing, tributes have been pouring in on social media from friends and fellow actors who worked with White over the years.
According to Baker, a memorial service for White is currently being planned, and it may be live-streamed.
White is survived by her partner, Cedric Starling, as well as her brother, Gregory, and her sister, Annette.