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Actress-producer Lisa Blount dies at 53

A publicist for Lisa Blount confirms that the Arkansas-born actor and Oscar-winning filmmaker has died at age 53. Steve Rohr's statement did not provide a cause of death. Little Rock police say the 53-year-old Blount was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon. A police report says Blount's mother said her daughter suffered from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis and that she'd complaine
/ Source: The Associated Press

A publicist for Lisa Blount confirms that the Arkansas-born actor and Oscar-winning filmmaker has died at age 53. Steve Rohr's statement did not provide a cause of death.

Little Rock police say the 53-year-old Blount was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon. A police report says Blount's mother said her daughter suffered from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis and that she'd complained recently of back and neck pain.

Police say there is no sign of foul play.

Blount was living in Little Rock with her husband — actor and director Ray McKinnon.

Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette there were no signs of foul play.

Blount won an Academy Award in 2001 for best live-action short film as producer of "The Accountant." McKinnon directed and starred in the film.

She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing Debra Winger's best friend in "An Officer and a Gentleman" in 1982.

Blount was born in Fayetteville and grew up in Jacksonville before moving to Los Angeles. Blount and McKinnon moved to Little Rock in 2005.