Galyn Görg, known for her roles in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “RoboCop 2,” died this week, just one day after her 55th birthday. At first, her name may not ring a bell, but when you see her, you’ll remember the beautiful actress who was also a dancer and appeared in videos with Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau and many more. She’s been in countless TV shows from dramas to comedies.
According to a Facebook post made by her sister, Tagi Görg, the actor died Tuesday morning. Görg had been dealing with cancer.
“Soar high with the birds and dance with the angels beautiful shining starlight,” the post read. “Your beauty, grace, love and light will radiate with us forever. You have been a glorious miracle of greatness. I love you forever.”
Görg spent her final days in Hawaii, where she was being treated. A family spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement to TODAY and said Görg decided to keep the diagnosis quiet, preferring to fight cancer in private.
“Galyn had been very private about her battle with cancer the last nine months, but remained positive and continued to enjoy life in Hawaii,” the statement. “She loved the ocean and was a dancer as well as a talented actress.”
Her family reportedly stated: “Galyn Gorg was and is a huge part of our family, she means so much to every one of us. She was diagnosed with cancer throughout her entire body and lungs.”
They added: “The doctors claimed she only had days maybe a week to live, and after remaining optimistic and praying for a miracle, she has sadly passed.”
It’s unclear what kind of cancer she suffered from but we do know there are cancers in the U.S. that we suffer from more than any other location.
In terms of the most prevalent cancers, here are the top five in the U.S.
1 – Skin cancer
2 – Lung cancer
3 – Prostate cancer
4 – Breast cancer (Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer)
5 – Colorectal cancer – An estimated 103,170 new cases of colon and 40,290 cases of rectal cancer were expected to occur in 2012. Colorectal cancer doesn’t discriminate — it’s the third most common cancer in both men and women.
The Los Angeles native Gorg did theater at a young age and also earned dance scholarships at…