The death of Carol Locatell, best known for a wild appearance in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, was announced by friends on social media.
She was 82.
Locatell was Ethel Hubbard, the mother of Junior Hubbard, in the film, earning a place in the hearts of horror fans. She appeared at many autograph shows and horror conventions over the years due to her part in the 1985 slasher flick, and was described as a vivacious and charming presence.
Ron Sloan, who played Junior, wrote on Facebook:
Locatell, born December 13, 1940, made her film debut (as Carol Lawson) in the Blaxploitation favorite Coffy in 1973. She appeared in a variety of films, including Paternity (1981), Sharky's Machine (1981), Best Friends (1982), The Daytrippers (1996) and Bug (2002).
Her final film appearance was in 2021's 13 Fanboy.
She made her TV debut on a 1967 episode of The Flying Nun, going on to appear as a guest on many classic shows, like It Takes a Thief (1969), McCloud (1970), Bonanza (1970 & 1972), The Streets of San Francisco (1973), Emergency! (1974), Police Woman (1977), M*A*S*H (1976 & 1978), Brothers (1984 & 1985), Dynasty (1986), Growing Pains (1991), Ally McBeal (1997), Touched by an Angel (2001), NYPD Blue (1997 & 2003), Grey's Anatomy (2008), Mad Men (2009) and her swan song in the medium, an appearance on a 2019 episode of Shameless.
Locatell is survived by her composer husband Gregory Prestopino.