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Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies

Former “Dynasty” star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent told Britain’s Press Association on Sunday.

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English actress Kate O'Mara in 1988.

The actress was best known for playing Alexis Colby's scheming sister Cassandra "Caress" Morrell in the U.S soap opera in the mid-1980s, along with roles in British series “Doctor Who,” “Howards' Way” and “Triangle.”

Her agent Phil Belfield said she died early Sunday in a Sussex nursing home after a short illness.

"She was extraordinary,” Belfield told the Press Association. “She had so much energy and vitality with a love for theatre and acting."

He added: "A shining star has gone out and Kate will be dearly missed by all who knew and have worked with her."