What is Alicia Witt doing now? ‘The Walking Dead’ star secretly battled cancer after parents' tragic death

After a nearly three-decade career as an actress, Alicia Witt shared her excitement and pride about her new career aspiration

What is Alicia Witt doing now? ‘The Walking Dead’ star secretly battled cancer after parents' tragic death
Alicia Witt earlier shared a glimpse of herself celebrating her joy after finishing up a round of 'chemical therapy' before she underwent a unilateral mastectomy (Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium)
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Actress Alicia Witt seems to be following a new path these days after the 46-year-old was seen performing as a lounge singer at a sold-out show at the City Winery Nashville venue. 'The Walking Dead' vet who secretly battled cancer this year after her parent's tragic death, shared her excitement and pride about her new career aspiration on Instagram. 

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"Heart filled with wordless gratitude after last night. thank you to so many who journeyed from near and far to be there at my (sold out!) @citywinerynsh show," she wrote in her caption on Instagram. "To have the privilege of sharing music with you is one of my deepest honors in this life - you make this possible and i thank you... i love playing it, whether at home or on stage."

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In June, the actress shared a glimpse of herself celebrating her joy after finishing up a round of 'chemical therapy' before she underwent a unilateral mastectomy. She appeared to be donning a large cold cap, a strapped-on hat filled with cooling gel that is used by people undergoing chemotherapy to minimize hair loss. In another picture she also appeared to be holding up a certification of completion for her treatments which was dated March 23 and signed by several people. "Just a little over 2 months ago, i had my last round of chemical therapy prior to my mastectomy," she revealed in her lengthy caption,

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"Although we didn’t yet know for absolute certain until after the mastectomy that the disease was completely healed from my left breast, this marked the end of my carboplatin/taxotere, + herceptin/perjeta," she wrote, noting that she would still undergo the latter two immunotherapies through the end of the year as a precaution. Witt also noted her treatments came soon after her parent's tragic death. The Twin Peaks actress's parents, father Robert 87, and mother Diane, 75, were found dead at their home in Worcester, Massachusettes, on December 21, 2021. 

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After being unable to contact her parents for days she asked a family member to check on them but they were unable to get into the house so the police performed a wellness check. When the police entered the house they found the elderly couple had frozen to death. No foul play was suspected. That year, December 19 was recorded as the coldest night of the month with temperature dipping as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The pair died as they did not have a working heater and their space heater was in need of repair. Although her parents were believed to have died due to hypothermia, they also suffered from preexisting health conditions. Witt's father was battling cancer and her mother suffered from Parkinson's disease. 

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