'House of Cards' actress dies at 61

NEW YORK (CNN) -- “House of Cards” actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the role of Frank Underwood's loyal secretary Nancy Kaufberger on the popular Netflix series, has died of cancer. She was 61.

"Everyone at 'House of Cards' is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing," series creator Beu Willimon said in a statement. "She was a talented actress, a warm soul, and a good friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time."

Kevin Spacey took to Twitter to mourn his co-star's passing. "RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's."

Norment also had parts in the movies Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) and  Runaway (1984) before getting her role in House of Cards (2013).