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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Marilyn Burns Dies

8/5/2014 6:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The heroine of the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" ... Marilyn Burns was found dead today at her home in Texas ... TMZ has learned.

Burns was found by a family member in Houston, according her rep ... who adds they don't know a cause of death yet.

Burns became a cult superstar after the release of the 1974 horror flick. Her character, Sally Hardesty, is the sole survivor of Leatherface's bloody rampage.

Burns also had cameos in the 1994 and 2013 reboots ... but didn't act in a ton of other films. She did have a role in the 1976 TV movie "Helter Skelter."

The Medical Examiner's Office in Houston confirms they have Marilyn's body ... and an autopsy will be performed. 

She was 65 years old.

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Observer    

"according her rep ... who adds they don't know a cause of death yet."

Where the HELL is that editor?

Biebering himself in the bathroom or what?

45 days ago
2.

twoaway    

Drugs drugs and more drugs! First its one pill then you need two pills then ...whiskey to wash down 4 pills....coke cups and pizza boxes laying all over the place when TMZ arrive. ....I meam EMT....

45 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Bad karma

45 days ago
4.

Dallasgal    

I was in high school when I first saw this movie. Hard to believe she was in her mid-60's.

45 days ago
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ILCN    

She was 65 years old. Lol which dumbass (like me) thought she was as young as in the picture? Haha anyway R.i.P ps. Person below me, i totally agree with you

45 days ago
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Jeezel    

It doesn't matter what the cause was, she's passed away. RIP!!

45 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Leatherface's bloody rampage? WTF? TMZ it might be a good idea if your staff was a little more descriptive when it came to stories (who, what, where, when type of thing -- you know, what a professor/teacher teaches in writing courses) because not everybody watches GORE movies.

45 days ago
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Truth    

CELEB DEATHS OCCUR IN 3'S... 1 MORE AND WE HAVE A TRIFECTA. #TRUTH!!

45 days ago
9.

Yme    

Leatherface finally got to her

45 days ago
10.

StarrVader    

Rest in peace!

45 days ago
11.

Laurin    

The scariest movie ever created (only the original, the remakes suck).

RIP.

45 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Anyone see a resemblance with the Kardardaian pic? Hahahaha ....can't keep poking ur skin with fillers girlie!

45 days ago
13.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

45 days ago
14.

alex    

I thought leather face was kris jenner??

45 days ago
15.

shakedoggy    

was this a groo-sum death?

45 days ago
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