Nicki Aycox, best known for playing Meg Masters in “Supernatural,” has died. She was 47.
Her sister-in-law Susan Raab Ceklosky confirmed the news on Facebook, writing, “My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side.”
She continued, “Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”
Susan did not confirm her cause of death, but Nicki shared in March 2021 that she was diagnosed with leukemia.
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At the time, Aycox posted a hospital photo with her head shaved and wrote, “Hi all! Sorry 4 time away😊I can’t believe my last 3 months. But, it makes sense now. I became very ill thinking I had covid in Jan and Feb. well things came to a head. I ended up in a hospital diagnosed with Lukemeia.”
She went on, “I want everyone to know I’m doing incredibly well and fighting my way thru chemo. I will update with a better pic of myself, and talk about staying positive thru the worst of times. 😊❤️take care of yourself all! I’ll be back better, stronger, and wiser!❤️❤️❤️”
Nicki regularly posted on Instagram about her battle with leukemia for about a year, but stopped in March 2022.
In her last post, she is lying in a hospital bed trying to sing Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again.” She wrote, “DO NOT attempt to sing 80’s music after taking high doses of chemo☠️will cause memory loss. Literally got not 1 lyric correct😹.”
After hearing about her death, “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke wrote on Twitter, “Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away. Too young.”
He added, “She was a delight & delivered lines like honey & venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackluster’ legendary.”
In addition to “Supernatural,” on which she appeared from 2006-2008, Nicki also appeared on “Boy Meets World” (1997), “Ally McBeal” (1999), “The X-Files” (1999), “Law & Order” (2008), and other shows. She had recurring roles on “Providence” (1999), “Ed” (2002-2004), “Cold Case” (2004-2005, 2010), and “Dark Blue” (2009-2010).
Her films included “Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), “Perfect Stranger” (2007), and “The Girl on the Train” (2014). Her final movie role was in “Dead on Campus” in 2014.