Linda Porter, ‘Superstore’ Actress, Dies at 86

Actress appeared on 35 episodes of the NBC workplace comedy

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“Superstore” actress Linda Porter died, her representative confirmed on Friday. She was 86.

The actress has portrayed Myrtle on the NBC workplace comedy since its first season. The character was laid off from the Cloud 9 big box store in Season 3, but continued to recur throughout much of Season 4 as well, most recently in the season finale earlier this year.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic. Working with her brightened everyone’s day,”executive producers Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The ‘Superstore’ family won’t be the same without her.”

“Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end,” her co-star Ben Feldman wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We’ll miss you Linda Porter.”

In addition to “Superstore,” Porter made numerous guest appearances on other shows, including Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival, the IFC comedy “Documentary Now!,” “Children’s Hospital,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mindy Project” and “2 Broke Girls.” She also had a recurring role on “Gilmore Girls.”

On the film side, her credits included the Amy Poehler-Will Arnett comedy “The House,” “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday,” “Twins” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?”