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Cha Cha from 'Grease'

DEAD AT 63

8/4/2011 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Annette Charles Death
Annette Charles -- who played Cha Cha in the 1978 movie "Grease" -- died last night in her Los Angeles home ... her rep tells TMZ.

Her rep tells us, she passed away due to complications from cancer.

The family is planning to release a full statement within the next 24 hours. Annette was 63.

A family member tells us, "Annette had recently started having difficulty breathing ... and when she went to the doctor she learned that she had a cancerous tumor in one of her lungs."

We're told doctors only learned about her condition a few months ago.


Annette Charles

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Joe B.    

Such a beautiful woman.

1119 days ago
17.

Katt    

How sad RIP

1119 days ago
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Liz_F    

RIP Cha Cha. I loved to hate you in my fav movie of ALL TIME. Dance it up with Kenickie for me. She were def the best dancer at St. Bernadette's....xoxo

1119 days ago
19.

Katt    

How sad RIP

1119 days ago
20.

Michelle    

May her family find peace. Loosing someone you love to Lung Cancer is very difficult.

1119 days ago
21.

Cindy    

Very sad. I remember her well in the movie. Makes you see how fast time flies.

1119 days ago
22.

3Storms    

Damn. TWO good people lost in one day.

1119 days ago
23.

Diane    

Awwwwe, I loved her in that movie ~ Way to young. R.I.P "Cha-Cha"

1119 days ago
24.

RonBurgundy    

...Born to hand jive, baby".....

1119 days ago
25.

Joe B.    

Such a beautifil woman.

1119 days ago
26.

TORI    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOT CHA CHA!!!!

1119 days ago
27.

ZRE    

I loved her in Grease! She was totally awesome in that movie with John Travolta. I saw it a million times...my sympathy goes out to her family & friends.

1119 days ago
28.

jetfanglo    

cha-cha...from st.bernadettes...........godspeed........

1119 days ago
29.

Jackie    

Rip Cha Cha

1119 days ago
30.

milo3    

Grease movie will live forever and you in it.RIP Annette

1119 days ago
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