Cry-Baby actress dies

Kim McGuire (AP)
Kim McGuire (AP)

Naples — Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film Cry-Baby, has died. She was 60.

Her husband, Gene Piotrowsky, confirmed his wife's death Thursday to The Associated Press. Piotrowsky said she died Wednesday at a Naples, Florida, hospital of complications from pneumonia.

McGuire acted in several television shows and films in the 1990s but was best known playing opposite Johnny Depp in 1990's Cry-Baby as grotesque Mona 'Hatchet-Face' Malnorowski, a member of a teenage gang headed by Depp's character.

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Piotrowsky said McGuire later became an attorney specialising in family law and children's issues. He said she wrote several books on topics ranging from bullying to the couple's experiences in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home in 2005.

A private service is planned.