Angela Paton, the actress perhaps best known for her memorable role in Bill Murray‘s classic comedy, “Groundhog Day,” has died. She was 86.

Her nephew announced Paton had died Thursday in Oakland, California while in hospice after suffering a recent heart attack.


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Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the kindly, elderly, small-town innkeeper who played host to Murray on his never-ending day in 1993’s “Groundhog Day.”She had 91 film and television credits, nearly all of them after she was in her late 50s. Before that she had a long stage career based mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, and founded a theater in Berkeley. She most recently appeared in a 2012 run of “Harvey” on Broadway. Her movie credits also include 2003’s “American Wedding” and the 1997 “Lolita.” h/t foxnews

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paton’s family and friends at this difficult time.