Lee Fierro was living in an assisted care facility in OH when she died of Covid-19 complications reports Variety. "I've been working with her for 30 years here (on Marthas's Vineyard) and three years since she moved (to Ohio)", he said. She had been living in OH in an assisted living facility when she died, according to the reports.
After her young son Alex, played by Jeffrey Voorhees, becomes the second victim of the shark in Amity, she slaps Scheider across the face while still wearing her mourning veil.
Fierro reprised her role in Jaws: The Revenge in 1987.
News of Lee Fierro's passing was revealed to the Martha's Vineyard Times by Kevin Ryan, the artistic director and board president for the Island Theater Workshop. She spent 40 years here on the Vineyard. Fierro moved to OH in 2017 to be closer to her family. She founded the Island Theatre Workshop in 1974, which continues today. "She found it really entertaining", Galland said. "I don't think it's well written because there's a scene just before it where they swear". Fierro had worked there for more than 40 years when she lived in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. "She's done a little of everything, but more than anything, I would identify her as a dedicated teacher". "You knew it was unsafe, but you let people go swimming anyway." she says in the scene.
You knew all those things but still my boy is dead now and there is nothing you can do about it. "She trained as a theater actor". "Tone it down", Galland said of Fierro recalling her on-screen experience. "Lee, you're not on Broadway, tone it down. So I was surprised when two weeks later I get called up by Shari Rhodes telling me that Steven Spielberg is on the Island and wanted to see me". However, when it's possible following the pandemic, there will also be a memorial service on Martha's Vineyard.
Fierro is survived by five children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.