A former TV star and comedian who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder died Saturday in California.
Jenny McCarthy, 67, died in a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, her publicist said.
McCarthy died at 6:45 p.m. at her home in North Hollywood, according to her publicists.
She was diagnosed last year with bipolar depression.
She had been hospitalized several times for bipolar episodes.
McCarthy was also known for her appearances on such shows as “The Twilight Zone” and “The X-Files.”
She won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the villainess in “Penny.”
She also was nominated for an Emmy for her performance as the title character in the movie “The Devil’s Advocate.”
McCarthy’s death marks the latest in a string of celebrities to die in the last few years.
In October, actor James Dean, a long-time friend of McCarthy’s, died at age 88.
In January, actress Michelle Williams died at 81.
In July, singer and songwriter Cher died at 78.
In November, actress Tina Turner, best known for roles in films such as “American Pie” and the “The Big Lebowski,” died at the age of 82.
She also won a Grammy Award for “Tina Turner’s Songbook.”