Actress Nikki Aycox, who played the original Meg Masters on “Supernatural,” died last week at the age of 47, her sister-in-law wrote on Facebook. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but Aycox had been battling leukemia since 2021.
“My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and beloved sister-in-law, Nikki Ayox Raab, passed away yesterday along with my brother Matt Raab,” wrote the actor’s sister-in-law Susan Raab Seklowski on Facebook on Nov. 17. “Nikki and Matt had a great life together in California. She definitely was a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”
Aycox’s first acting credit was in 1996 for the TV series “Weird Science”. She had roles in “The Twilight Zone,” “The X-Files,” “CSI” and “Jeepers Creepers 2” before landing a role as the demon Meg Masters on the CW series “Supernatural.” According to IMDB, she was in four episodes of the show in 2006 before returning for one more in 2008.
Aycox announced in March 2021 that she had been diagnosed with leukemia after several months of feeling “very ill” and thinking she had COVID.
“I want everyone to know that I am doing incredibly well and fighting my way through chemo,” she said on Instagram at the time.
Since then most of her Instagram posts are related to her health and treatments.
“Hopefully by the holidays 2022 I’ll be out of this leukemia nightmare,” she wrote in January, adding that she had started another round of chemotherapy, a new transplant and possible T-cell therapy.
But his health seemed to be deteriorating in recent months. In March, she said she was looking for a place to rent for two to four months.
“Treatment is being difficult and we are making long drives several times a week,” she wrote. “It’s taking a toll.”
His last post on Instagram was in March this year, lying in a hospital bed and singing the 80s song “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake.
Eric Kripke, who created “Supernatural,” tweeted he was “saddened” to learn of Aycox’s death.
“Very young. She was a delight and delivered lines like honey and poison,” he said. “I wonder how he made a simple word like ‘lack’ famous.”
Jim Beaver, who plays Bobby Singer on the show, said that his first episode was with Ayox.
“She was a fabulous actress and a delightful colleague. I am deeply saddened to hear of her death,” he Tweeted on Sunday. “sleep well my friend.”