Sondra Locke dead – Oscar nominated actress and ex of Clint Eastwood dies aged 74December 14, 2018
A death certificate shows Locke died age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer.
She passed away on November 3, although her death has only just been reported.
It's not clear why it took so long to come to light.
Locke was best known for the six films she made with Clint Eastwood in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
These include The Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose and Sudden Impact.
Sondra was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for 1968's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, her first film.
It was riddled with controversy.
Sondra claimed Eastwood insisted she had two abortions saying it wouldn't fit into their lifestyle.
The relationship broke down when he fathered two love children and a long legal battle ended with the star giving her an out-of-court payment.
In 1990 she underwent a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis.
During this time she started a relationships with one of her surgeons, Scott Cunneen – who was 17 years her junior.
Turning to directing, she helmed 1986’s Ratboy, 1990’s Impulse, 1995’s TV movie Death in Small Doses and the independent film Do Me a Favor, starring Rosanna Arquette.
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