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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Marilyn Burns Dies

8/5/2014 6:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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FREEDOM    

MARILYN , BLESS.YOUR HEART AND SOUL. GREAT PERSON, AWESOME ACTRESS...

49 days ago
17.

allenwanzer    

Some of these comments make me sick. People are actually joking about the death of this poor woman. You wouldn't want people joking if it was you. Anyways, rest in peace Marilyn burns. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

49 days ago
18.

Yep    

I remember watching this movie in the early afternoon in my TV room with my best friend. Afterwards, I had to take her home. I broad daylight, after we had watched the movie, I found myself checking the trunk of my car before we got into the car! Marilyn, thank you for such a great memory!

49 days ago
19.

Dee    

RIP

49 days ago
20.

Kabala    

They don't look very nice.

49 days ago
21.

*Who Carez Bitch*    

RIP

49 days ago
22.

Nicole    

I was always a fan of the original film. The remakes are horrible. Rip Marilyn.

49 days ago
23.

OhitsUagain    

Love my horror movies "Rest in peace" In are hearts will always remember you out lived them all.

49 days ago
24.

Ming the Merciless    

Cause of death: Traumatic amputation of appendages with a noisy moving object.

49 days ago
25.

bochinchera    

Rip

49 days ago
26.

News Flash     

Aww I was just thinking about her

49 days ago
27.

buque too    

RIP! That movie is an OG horror film

49 days ago
28.

Tank    

Our Condolences to the Burns family

49 days ago
29.

tellthetruth    

Damn! That intro scared me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

49 days ago
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