Lisa Blount, Arkansas actor-producer, dies at 53

FILE - In a March 24, 2002 file photo, Ray McKinnon, center, and Lisa Blount, accept their Oscars for best live action short film for "The Accountant" during the 74th annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. A news release from publicist Steve Rohr has confirmed that Blount, the Arkansas-born actor and Academy Award winning filmmaker has died at age 53. Blount was living in Little Rock with her husband _ actor and director Ray McKinnon. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

October 28, 2010 8:37:47 AM PDT
Relatives told police that actress Lisa Blount suffered from a chronic illness for more than 17 years and that she'd complained of not feeling well in the days before her death in Little Rock.