SIX FEET UNDER star KELLIE WAYMIRE has died suddenly, aged just 36.

The stunning actress - who played prostitute MELISSA in the ALAN BALL-penned drama - passed away at her Los Angeles home on 13 November (03) of a previously undetected medical condition.

Kellie's agent BILLY MILLER has refused to confirm the exact nature of her illness until the results of an autopsy are published later this week (ends28NOV03).

As well as making a name for herself as a guest star on Friends, Seinfeld and THE X-FILES, Kellie was an acclaimed stage actress.

24/11/2003 09:07