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Actress Kathryn Kates, Known For 'Seinfeld,' 'Orange Is The New Black,' Dies At 73

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actress Kathryn Kates, who appeared in episodes of "Seinfeld" and "Orange Is the New Black," has died at the age of 73.

"Significant Other" Opening Night - After Party
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Ben Edelman, Sasha Diamond, Kathryn Kates and Brooks Brantly attend the Broadway Opening Night performance after party for "Significant Other" at the Redeye Grill on March 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

Kates died of cancer on Saturday, her agent, Ben Jordan, told USA Wednesday on Tuesday night, adding a memorial service is being prepared for her in the spring.

Bob McGowan, her manager, told USA Wednesday Kates died in Florida.

In addition to appearing on "Seinfeld" and "The Many Saints of Newark," Kates had roles in "Lizzie McGuire," "Friends From College," "Shades of Blue," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Orange Is the New Black."

"Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there," reads an Instagram post on Sunday from the account @officialkathrynkates. "Keep me alive in your beautiful hearts with unforgettable memories. Teach others what you've learned from me and I will live in forever."

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