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Kevin Spacey mourns House of Cards actress Elizabeth Norment

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Image caption Kevin Spacey plays unscrupulous politician Frank Underwood in House of Cards

Actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to Kevin Spacey's character in US TV drama House of Cards, has died aged 61.

Spacey paid tribute on Twitter, writing: "RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's."

The show's writer Beau Willimon said: "Everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing.

"She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."

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Image caption Elizabeth Norment appeared in both series of the Netflix political drama

Norment's character worked for Spacey's politician Frank Underwood, a cunning congressman from South Carolina, in the Netflix series.

The actress died in New York on 13 October, her sister told the Hollywood Reporter.

She had also previously had roles in the TV shows Law & Order, St Elsewhere, Party of Five, ER and Mad About You.

On the big screen, she starred in The Woman in Red, Runaway and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

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