“Ghostbusters” actress Kymberly Herrin has died at the age of 65 in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California, family members confirmed.
The model/actress, who is probably best known for her role in the blockbuster ghost-busting movie for seducing co-star Dan Ackroyd in the “Dream Ghost” girl role, died on October 28, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. At the time of this publication, no cause of death has yet been released.
Herrin is also known for her work in several ’80s blockbuster hit movies including the Patrick Swayze-led 1989 movie “Road House,” “Romancing The Stone” in 1984 alongside such stars as Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito and in Eddie Murphy’s “Beverly Hills Cop II” in 1987.
Herrin also appeared in several music videos by the band ZZ Top such as “Legs” in 1984, “Gimmie All Your Lovin” in 1983 and that same year in the rocking group’s “Sharp Dressed Man,” according to the movie site IMDb. The model was a former Playboy Playmate, too, having appeared on the magazine’s cover in September 1982.
The last acting role she’s credited with is from a role in “Squanders” in 1996, with most of her work taking place a decade before.
It was confirmed by the @SantaBarbara News that model turned actress #KymberlyHerrin, who played the Fort Detmerring Ghost (aka Dream Ghost) in the original #Ghostbusters, has passed away from Breast Cancer aged 65.
“a beautiful woman inside and out”
— Ghostbusters: Legacy 🚫 (@GhostbustersLGY) November 16, 2022
Her family said they are asking fans who want to recognize Herrin to donate to the American Cancer Society in her honor, according to her obituary in the Santa Barbara News-Press. The actress was born and lived most of her life in the coastal town in Southern California.
Theresa Ramirez, the actress’ niece, shared a touching photo on Facebook remembering her aunt and Kimberly’s two sisters who are also now deceased, the outlet noted.
“They are all together now,” Ramirez captioned her post. “[broken heart emoji] Aunt Kymberly Herrin [heart emoji]. I love you.”
She is reportedly survived by her two nieces, along with several nephews as well as numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.