Blaxploitation Star Mcgee Dead At 65

SHAFT IN AFRICA and THE EIGER SANCTION star VONETTA MCGEE has died, aged 65.
The actress suffered a cardiac arrest and died in hospital last Friday (09Jul10).
An icon of the blaxploitation films of the 1970s, MCGee also had starring roles in Blacula and Hammer.
But it was her role opposite Richard Roundtree in Shaft in Africa in 1973 which really helped make her name.
According to the Los Angeles Times, MCGee was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 17, although her death was not related to the disease.


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Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support worldwide, the family has organized a project called Letters to Vonetta. In lieu, the family invites everyone to send a letter, addressed to Vonetta. Please include the following: your name, your gender, how you know of Vonetta, a reflection on your impressions of her, and what you would have said to her if you met her. They are especially interested in hearing from individuals named Vonetta. You can submit your letter by e-mail to letter2vonetta@gmail.com. Feel free to attach photos as well.
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