Actress Nicki Aycox has died aged just 47 following a grueling battle with cancer.
The star – best known for roles such as Meg Masters on The CW’s Supernatural and Jaimie Allen on TNT’s Dark Blue – was diagnosed with leukemia in 2020 and died of the disease on Thursday, it was confirmed on social media by her sister-in-law, Susan Raab Ceklosky.
Aycox was initially thought to have contracted Covid-19 after becoming “very ill”, but was later diagnosed with cancer and underwent grueling chemotherapy treatments and stem cell transplants.
She documented her health battle on her vegan lifestyle website Cashews and Olives and she provided updates on her health on the site’s Instagram.
She shared her last post with her fans on March 26, where she was seen singing an 80s song from her hospital bed after chemo.
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke also paid tribute to the actress with a heartfelt post on social media on Sunday.
RIP: The theater world is in mourning with the passing of actress Nicki Aycox, who died aged just 47
Death: The actress – best known for roles such as Meg Masters on The CW’s Supernatural and Jaimie Allen on TNT’s Dark Blue – was diagnosed with leukemia in 2020 and died of the disease on Thursday, it was confirmed on the networks social by his sister-in-law, Susan Raab Ceklosky
Raab Celosky confirmed Aycox’s death in a Facebook post Thursday, along with photos of Aycox, her devoted husband Matt Raab.
“My beautiful, intelligent, fierce, incredibly talented and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side,” Raab Celosky said.
“Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her,” she concluded.
Last post: Nicki documented her battle on her cashew and olive Instagram account and last shared a video on March 26
Devastating: She first thought she had contracted Covid-19 after falling ‘very ill’, but was later diagnosed with cancer
Heartbroken: She is survived by her husband Matt Raab and their beloved dog, Olive
Kripke shared a gif of Aycox’s Meg Masters blowing out a candle, along with a tribute to her.
“Hard to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, has passed away,” Kripke began.
‘Too young. She was a delight and delivered lines like honey and venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘dull’ legendary,’ he concluded with the hashtags #RIP #SPN and #SPNFamily.
Tribute: Kripke shared a gif of Aycox’s Meg Masters blowing out a candle, along with a tribute to her
Aycox was born in Hennessey, Oklahoma and spent her childhood performing in pageants and playing the piano.
She studied briefly at the University of Oklahoma before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Nicki had starring roles in Weird Science, LA Heat, 3rd Rock From the Sun, USA High and Boy Meets World in the late 1990s.
She had a seven episode arc as Lily Gallagher in Providence as well as starring roles in The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Dark Angel while filming films like Crime + Punishment in Suburbia, Rave McBeth and Jeepers Creepers 2.
Childhood: Aycox was born in Hennessey, Oklahoma and spent her childhood performing in pageants and playing the piano
She had extended arcs in Ed, LAX and Over There before landing her beloved role as Meg Masters in Supernatural.
She appeared as the demonic character in four episodes of Season 4 and one episode of Season 5.
She also returned to Cold Case and starred as Jaimie Allen in the TNT crime drama series Dark Blue.
Her last roles before retiring from acting were the 2014 films The Girl On the Train and Dead on Campus.
Arc: She had a seven-episode arc as Lily Gallagher in Providence as well as guest roles in The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Dark Angel while filming films like Crime + Punishment in Suburbia, Rave McBeth and Jeepers Creepers 2