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'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Dead at 44 (PHOTOS + VIDEO)


‘Clerks’ Star

Lisa Spoonauer

Dead at 44

5/24/2017 6:59 AM PDT

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Lisa Spoonauer, who played Caitlin Bree in “Clerks,” has died … according to her family.

Lisa died Saturday at her home in New Jersey. Her family did not say what caused her death. According to law enforcement, cops responded to a 911 call to her house at 11:05 PM, but she was not breathing when officers and EMTs arrived. She was 44.

The iconic role in the cult classic film was the only one Lisa ever played — she went on to become a restaurant manager and event planner — but she made a major impact on “Clerks” writer and director Kevin Smith.

He posted a tribute to her, remembering the night he discovered her in a community college acting class — “I approached Lisa cold in the parking lot after the class and said ‘This is gonna sound creepy but… Do you wanna be in a movie?’ Fearlessly, she replied ‘Not if it’s porn.'”

Smith added, “Thank you for dreaming my dream with me. You changed my life, Lisa.”