Boyz n the Hood and 90210 actress Esther Scott dies aged 66

Actress Esther Scott has died at the age of 66, her family have confirmed.

Esther, who starred in Boyz n the Hood and 90210 is believed to have suffered a heart attack and was found unconscious at her Santa Monica home in California last Tuesday.

The veteran 66-year-old actress was rushed to hospital where she remained for a few more days before her death.

A relative of Esther revealed to TMZ that she passed away on February 14 adding that she was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Esther's film and TV career spanned three decades with a total of 73 screen appearances.

She is perhaps best known for her role in Boyz n the Hood, where she played the grandmother of Tishna who was romantically involved with Cuba Gooding Jr's character Tre.

She also appeared in Beverley Hills, 90210, Full House and ER.

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