Parents of Dune actress Alicia Witt are found dead in their Massachusetts home

Actress Alicia Witt’s parents were found dead in their Massachusetts home after she sounded the alarm when she hadn’t heard from them in a few days: Police say ‘no signs of foul play’

  • The parents of Dune and Walking Dead actress Alicia Witt have been found dead inside their Massachusetts home after she asked a relative for a health check.
  • The actress, 46, was unable to reach her parents, Robert Waite, 87, and Diane Waite, 75, at their home in Worcester for ‘several days’.
  • Police said there were reports that the couple were having “oven problems” and were using a heater to heat their home.
  • However, the firefighters who responded reportedly checked the air quality inside the house and did not detect any harmful gases
  • Their daughter started her career as a child actress at the age of eight, appearing in films like Dune and Twin Peaks
  • Witt has also started on a number of successful television series, including Sopranos, Two and a Half Men, The Walking Dead, and Orange is the New Black.










The parents of Dune and The Walking Dead actress Alicia Witt have been found lifeless inside their Massachusetts home after she asked a relative for a health check, after being unable to reach them for several days.

The actress, 46, asked a relative who lived near their home in Worcester to check on Robert Waite, 87, and Diane Waite, 75, after hearing nothing from them “for several days”.

I contacted my cousin who lives near my parents to check on them. “Unfortunately, the outcome was unimaginable,” Witt said in a statement.

“I ask for some privacy at this time to grieve and wrap my head around this turn of events, this surreal loss.”

After the bodies were found, police officials said: ‘There were no signs of tampering. It is under investigation.

A neighbor said the couple had been ill “for some time”.

Police said they had received reports that Witt’s parents had “oven problems” and that they were using a heater to heat their home, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

The actress, 46, asked a relative who lives in the area to check out a photo of Robert Waite, 87, and Diane Waite, 75, at their home after he hadn’t heard from them for “several days.”

The couple, pictured, described by a neighbor as having been sick for some time, were using a fireplace to heat their home after being exposed to

The couple, pictured, described by a neighbor as having been sick for some time, were using a fireplace to heat their home after experiencing ‘furnace problems’

Witt in David Lynch's 1984 movie Dune, after the director discovered him at the age of eight

Witt in David Lynch’s 1984 movie Dune, after the director discovered him at the age of eight

However, the firefighters who responded to the site were reported to have checked the air quality inside the house and did not detect any harmful gases.

“There were no signs of carbon monoxide,” said Adam Roach, deputy chief of the Wooster Fire Department.

Authorities have not yet confirmed the exact cause of death, but said there were no signs of tampering.

An autopsy will be performed.

“I can confirm that police were sent home and discovered a male and a female death,” Worcester Police Lt. Sean Murtha said.

Witt with her father Robert Waite, 87, left

Witt with her mother, Diane Waite, 75, pictured

Witt with her father, Robert Waite, 87, pictured left, and mother, Diane Waite, 75, pictured right

Pictured: Witt in the horror TV series The Walking Dead

Pictured: Witt in the horror TV series The Walking Dead

The couple have lived in Worcester, about 50 miles east of Boston, for decades, according to reports.

Their daughter began her career at the age of eight after she was discovered by David Lynch, who chose her in his version of the sci-fi classic Dune in 1984 and in an episode of Twin Peaks.

Waite has gone on to appear in a number of successful television series, including The Sopranos, Two and a Half Men, The Walking Dead, and Orange Is the New Black.

Witt is also a pianist and made her stage debut in Los Angeles in 2001.

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