'Fresh Prince' and 'Robocop 2' actress Galyn Gorg dies at 55

The actress died a day before her 56th birthday after being diagnosed with cancer nine months earlier, her family said.
/ Source: TODAY

Actress Galyn Gorg, who appeared in "Robocop 2" and an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at 55 from cancer, her family confirmed to TODAY.

Gorg, who also appeared in three episodes of the television hit "Twin Peaks" and multiple "Star Trek" shows, died in Hawaii on Tuesday, a day before her 56th birthday.

Actress Galyn Gorg, who starred in "Robocop 2" and appeared on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Lost," has died at 55 from cancer. Gabe Ginsberg / FilmMagic

"Our beautiful Galyn has crossed over," a family spokesperson said in a statement to TODAY. "She quietly and privately fought a good fight but unfortunately passed away one day before her birthday in Hawaii to cancer.

"Galyn had been very private about her battle with cancer the last nine months, but remained positive and continued to enjoy life in Hawaii. She loved the ocean and was a dancer as well as a talented actress."

Gorg's breakthrough role came in 1990 as the villain Angie in "Robocop 2," which was followed by her appearance on "Twin Peaks." She also played a boxing instructor in a guest appearance on a 1996 episode of the Will Smith hit "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" called "Boxing Helena."

In the 2000s, she appeared on popular shows like "CSI: Miami," "Lost" and "Parks and Recreation."

"Galyn was a beautiful soul who loved life, art, dance and was a phenomenal woman," the family said in the statement.

Her family wrote on a GoFundMe page for Gorg's funeral expenses that she was diagnosed with cancer throughout her body, including her lungs, and was being treated on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

"We were unaware of just how sick she was as the diagnosis was a shock to the entire family," the family wrote.

Gorg's "heart and spirit were filled with generosity, love, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion," the family wrote.