Actress Esther Scott has died at the age of 66, her family have confirmed.

Esther, who starred in Boyz n the Hood and 90210 is believed to have suffered a heart attack and was found unconscious at her Santa Monica home in California last Tuesday.

The veteran 66-year-old actress was rushed to hospital where she remained for a few more days before her death.

A relative of Esther revealed to TMZ that she passed away on February 14 adding that she was surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Esther was born in New York before going onto lead a long career in film and television.

Her acting career spanned three decades with a total of 73 screen appearances.

Although breakout role was in 1085 where she was a voice actor in Star Wars: Ewoks, she is perhaps best known for her role in Boyz n the Hood.

In the 1991 movie, she played the grandmother of Tishna who was romantically involved with Cuba Gooding Jr’s character Tre.

She also appeared in Beverley Hills, 90210, Full House and ER.

PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 25: Actress Esther Scott attends “The Birth Of A Nation” premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

As for her other film appearances, she had starred alongside several award winning actors such as Mike Myers in Austin Powers In Goldmember and Cameron Diaz in My Sister’s Keeper.

Her most recent movie credit was in The Birth of a Nation

She is also recognised from her appearances in The Geena Davis Show

Esther had also played a recurring role as Delma Warner in the country-based TV show, Hart of Dixie.  She starred in over 24 episodes.

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Esther Scott is well known for her role in Boyz n da Hood

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