Lisa Spoonauer, the actress who made waves for her role as Caitlin Bree in “Clerks,” has reportedly died. She was just 44 year old and her death at such a young age has shocked her fans and family.
Till now the cause of her death hasn’t been revealed authorities. A TMZ report claims that there was 911 call from her home and when police reached on the scene, she was found dead.
Clerks, a 1994 black comedy was made on a shoe string budget. Merely $27,575 was spent on the making of the film. It amazed almost everyone when it went on to make more than $3 million. Written, directed, and co-produced by Kevin Smith, the film starred Brian O’Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves, it presents a day in the lives of two store clerks and their acquaintances. Spoonauer played an important role in the film.
The actress, born in Rahway, New Jersey attended Brookdale Community College, where she was spotted by Clerks director Kevin Smith, who was having difficulty casting the part of Caitlin. He offered her the role and a script, and she later accepted. Spoonauer began dating her Clerks co-star Jeff Anderson in 1993, and they were married for one year from 1998 to 1999. Spoonauer later remarried Tom Caron and relocated to Jackson Township, where she became a restaurant manager and event planner.
Kevin Smith announced the news of her death. “Devastated to report that [Lisa Spoonauer], who played Caitlin in [’Clerks’], has passed away,” he wrote. “In 1992, I went looking for Lisa without knowing either who she was or the integral role she’d play in my life…Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room. She didn’t sound like she was acting at all; she delivered scripted dialogue as if she was inventing her conversation in the moment, like people do in real life,” he added.