Marilyn Burns, the protagonist of the horror classics of the 70s, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Masacre,’ died on Tuesday at age 65, in the city of Houston, as reported by her agent Chris Roe. “She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home. Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later,” Roe said.
‘The Texas Chainsaw Masacre,’ produced by Tobe Hooper in 1974, brought fame to Burns, who was the protagonist of the film , which tells the story of a group of friends who are killed by a cannibalistic family, coming to be only one survivor. After the box office success of this independent film, Burns appeared in several other versions of this classic and other horror films.