Glenne Headly, star of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Dick Tracy, has died aged 63.

A spokesperson for the Emmy-nominated actress and ex-wife of actor John Malkovich, confirmed the news on Friday. It is not yet known how Headly died.

"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly," a representative for the actress said in a statement.

"We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time."

Glenne Headly is survived by her husband Byron McCulloch and son

Heady was known for starring alongside Warren Beatty in 1990’s Dick Tracy as Tess Trueheart.

She was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, as well as the 1996 Showtime film adaptation of Bastard Out of Carolina. 

Headly was married to Malkovich from 1982 to 1988. They divorced after Malkovich became involved with Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of Dangerous Liaisons.

She went on to remarry Byron McCulloch, whom she married on 25 August 1993.

Headly was working on the Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg produced Hulu comedy series Future Man at the time of her death.

Fans and celebrities including Steve Martin and Headly's Future Man co-star Josh Hutcherson paid tribute to the late star.

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