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‘She was the best of us’

Mia shared the news that Tisa “passed away unexpectedly” in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Wednesday morning



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Theresa “Tisa” Farrow, an actress known for her roles in films such as Homer And fingers, has passed away. She was 72 years old.

Tisa’s sister, fellow actress Mia Farrow, shared the sad news on Instagram on Wednesday, posting a long, heartfelt tribute alongside a throwback photo of her late sibling.

“If there is a heaven, my beautiful sister Tisa will undoubtedly be welcomed there,” the began Rosemary’s child actress, 78. “She was the best of us. I have never met a more generous and loving person. She loved life and never complained. Ever.”

‘She passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning. Apparently in her sleep,” Mia also wrote. “This is a difficult time for all of us who admire and love her so deeply.”

In a repost of the tribute to his mother, shared to his Instagram Story on Thursday, Ronan Farrow wrote: “Miss you Auntie Tisa.”

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Tisa was the youngest of seven children, born on July 22, 1951 to Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan and Australian director John Farrow, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter.

After making her big screen debut as Laurie Grainger in the 1970 drama HomerTisa went on to appear in more than a dozen films such as And hope to die (1972), Fingers (1978), Winter kills (1979) and Woody Allens Manhattanalso in 1979.

Her last film roles were in 1980, starring Julie Anthropophagous and Jane Foster enter The last hunter.

In 1970, a then 18-year-old Tisa told it The New York Times that she had “no advantages” in the industry, and “went around town for a long time doing advertising, and I didn’t get any.”

“I used to meet a career woman who immediately took a dislike to me because she didn’t like my sister Mia,” she added.



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Mia and Tisa Farrow in New York City on November 8, 1979

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In her Instagram tribute to her sister, Mia, a mother of 14, shared that Tisa worked as a nurse for 27 years after her film career.

“(She was) a wonderful sister to Steffi, Prudence and me, a devoted mother to Jason, who died in Iraq, Bridget and little grandson Kylor – the lights of her life,” Mia added.

Among the condolence comments from fellow celebrities was one from Elizabeth Perkins, who told Mia: “I’m so deeply and terribly sorry. ❤️❤️.”

“I’m so sorry.❤️,” Molly Ringwald wrote, while Tatum O’Neal left a rose emoji and Frances Fisher commented with a prayer hands emoji.

“Ohhhh, Mia, I am so sorry for this shocking and devastating loss,” said Lesley Ann Warren. “My love and prayers for mercy to you and your family. 💔🙏.”

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