SHAFT IN AFRICA and THE EIGER SANCTION star Vonetta McGee has died, aged 65.
The actress suffered a cardiac arrest and died in hospital last Friday (09Jul10).
An icon of the blaxploitation films of the 1970s, MCGee also had starring roles in Blacula and Hammer.
But it was her role opposite Richard Roundtree in Shaft in Africa in 1973 which really helped make her name.
According to the Los Angeles Times, MCGee was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 17, although her death was not related to the disease.