‘Supernatural’ actress Nicki Aycox dead at 47

Actress Nicki Aycox, who starred in the TV show “Supernatural,” has died at age 47. The actress’ sister-in-law Susan Raab Ceklosky confirmed her passing in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side,” the bereaved relative wrote. Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”

The post did not reveal Aycox’s cause of death, however, the actress had announced she’d been diagnosed with leukemia in an Instagram post in March 2021.

“I became very ill thinking I had covid in Jan and Feb. well things came to a head,” the TV star wrote alongside a photo of her in the hospital with a shorn head. “I ended up in a hospital diagnosed with leukemia.”

Actress Nicki Aycox on the red carpet in 2015 in Moscow, Russia.
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She added, “I want everyone to know I’m doing incredibly well and fighting my way through chemo. I will update with a better pic of myself, and talk about staying positive thru the worst of times. Take care of yourself all! I’ll be back better, stronger, and wiser!”

In her final Instagram post on March 25, Aycox uploaded a video of herself singing the Whitesnake song “Here I Go Again” from her hospital bed.

“DO NOT attempt to sing 80’s music after taking high doses of chemo,” the caption read. Will cause memory loss. Literally got not 1 lyric correct.”

Aycox during World Premiere of "The Italian job" -- Red Carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States.
Aycox during the world premiere of “The Italian Job” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California in 2003.
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Born May 26, 1975, in Hennessey, Oklahoma, Aycox is perhaps best known for appearing on the dark fantasy TV drama “Supernatural” from 2006 to 2008 as Meg Masters, a college student who was possessed by a follower of Lucifer.

She also had roles in “Cold Case,” “Law & Order,” “Dark Blue,” “Dark Angel,” “Ally McBeal,” “The X-Files” and “Boy Meets World.”

Aycox appeared in a number of movies as well, including “Perfect Stranger,” “Jeepers Creepers 2,” “Perfect Stranger,” and “The Girl On The Train.” Her final acting credit was in the 2014 film “Dead on Campus,” in which she played the part of Danielle Williams.

Aycox arrives to the Step Up Women's Network toast with Escada and Jessica Alba held in the Forbes Penthouse Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 19, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Aycox the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for an event on April 19, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.
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The TV industry was devastated by her loss. Eric Kripke, who created “Supernatural” and “The Boys,” mourned Aycox’s passing on Twitterwriting:

Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away. Too young.”

“She was a delight & delivered lines like honey & venom,” he added. “I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackcluster’ legendary.”

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