Actress Kathryn Kates died at 73.

Kathryn Kates, 73, died on Wednesday, her reps confirmed to CNN.

"Kathryn died peacefully on Saturday, surrounded by her family, her brother Josh, his wife Sue Ann

, and her sister Mallory. We know Kathryn was 73 "Headline Talent Agency told 

CNN."Kathryn was our client for many years, and about one year ago, after finding out that the lung

 cancer she was treated for 20 years ago had returned, we grew even closer."" 

She was fearless, thoughtful, wise, and loving. With passion, Kathryn approached every role 

she ever played, as well as everyday life. We will do our utmost to honour her. The world lost a true good one.

On Monday, the agency's verified Instagram account paid tribute to Kates: "@officialkathrynkates has

 died. We will always remember and adore her as a powerful force of nature. She had enough patience to fill ten ships. An icon. We adore you."