Romy Walthall, an actress known for Face / Off and Camp nowhere, died on May 19 from cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. She was 57 years old.
Walthall’s son Morgan Krantz, director and actor, confirmed his death via Instagram on Thursday, writing “Tear mum up. I love you ”alongside a series of photographs.
Her career, in which she is sometimes credited with the stage name Romy Windsor, began in 1984 when she appeared in comedy. To the cove, followed by Thief of hearts and a series of TV shows, including Man of the people and Civil war.
In 1997, she appeared in Face / Off alongside stars John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.
Walthall’s daughter, Isabella Israel, posted a long tribute to her mom on Instagram. “I have resigned myself to the fact that there will never be an appropriate combination of earthly words to accurately describe my mother,” she began. “You just had to be there to get it. She was everything at the same time. It was my first love. My best friend sometimes and my sworn opponent sometimes. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and she was mean and fun and light and dark and she had the kind of magic that you really don’t see.
Later in the message, Israel wrote, “My favorite thing is because of you. But also my favorite. My favorite memories are because of you and also my most haunting ones. You broke my heart but you healed it. And it’s all beautiful. If I had to do it again, I would choose you every time.
Walthall credits included Malibu Hotel, Murder One, Diagnosis: Murder and The X-Files. She also performed in the years 1989 Usher House with Oliver Reed.
His final credit was in Bones & 1s, a comedy co-written by Walthall’s son.