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Alberta Watson, '24' actress, dies at 60

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Canadian-born actress Alberta Watson, best known for her roles on 24 and Nikita, died Saturday. She was 60.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson. Alberta died in the arms of her beloved [husband] Ken on Saturday March 21st at Kensington Hospice after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer,” Watson’s agency said in a statement.

On the fourth season of 24 Watson played Erin Driscoll, the new director of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit who fired Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

Watson played Madeline on the hit cable series La Femme Nikita (1997-2001) and later reprised the role in the CW’s 2010 Nikita reboot, which would end up being her last role. 

She had many television and film credits, including roles on Law & Order, The Equalizer, Buck James and in the films Helen (2009), The Prince and Me (2004) and The Sweet Hereafter (1997).

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