Missing Actress Misty Upham Found Dead at 32

misty uphamAugust: Osage County actress Misty Upham was reported missing on October 5. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, and Melissa Leo and focused on a dysfunctional family who gathers together when the father, played by Sam Shepard, disappears. Eerie. Upham's family feared the worst. Misty battled bipolar disorder, and when her loved ones went to Auburn, Washington, police for help to search for her, they reportedly weren't very helpful. Sadly, Upham was found dead.


A search team was organized by Robert Upham, Misty's uncle, and through that search a body was found, along with her purse nearby. The actress's father confirmed her identity. A friend and filmmaker, Tracy Rector, said:

We waited at the site where the team found the body. It took about five-and-a-half hours to confirm. Then we gathered around her body to say prayers and now we're all gathered at the church.

Upham was just 32 years old. The cause of death has yet to be determined but they do not believe it is suicide.

Upham's costars are shocked and saddened. The father in the film August: Osage County was also found dead. Meryl Streep said, "So so sad to hear this news. All our thoughts are with her family and with her beautiful spirit." Juliette Lewis said via Twitter: "I cant sleep. Too much darkness. I feel so sad about Misty. I know she has more to say. And about how she died. #RIPMistyUpham." 

How terribly sad. Misty also had a bit part in Django Unchained and the Jennifer Aniston film Cake, which is about a woman fascinated by another woman's suicide. Upham was filming the movie Crawlspace with Michael Vartan. Like Juliette Lewis said, "too much darkness." My thoughts are with Upham's family, and I hope they get the answers they need.

Do you find it eerie how the films she was in had darkness and death?


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