How did Pat Hitchcock die? Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter, 93, acted in dad's masterpiece 'Psycho'

Patricia Hitchcock, who was fondly known as Pat, was best known for her roles in ‘Strangers on a Train’, ‘Psycho’ and ‘Stage Fright’


                            How did Pat Hitchcock die? Alfred Hitchcock’s daughter, 93, acted in dad's masterpiece 'Psycho'
Patricia Hitchcock (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Patricia Hitchcock, the only child of acclaimed filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, breathed her last on Monday, August 9 in Thousand Oaks, California. The unfortunate news was confirmed by her daughter Katie O’Connell-Fiala. She was 93. The late actress is now survived by her daughters Mary, Tere and Katie, grandchildren Kelly, Caitlin, Trisha, Kate, Samantha and Chris, and great-grandchildren Ava, Joey, Maddie, Scarlett, Cole, Charlotte, Whitley and Jamie.

Patricia Hitchcock, who was fondly known as Pat by her friends and colleagues, acted in several movies of her father but she was best known for her roles in ‘Strangers on a Train’, ‘Psycho’ and ‘Stage Fright’. Getting all emotional, social media users rushed to Twitter including some of her former colleagues to pay their final condolences. Unfortunately, a few other celebrities like 'Wahlburgers' fame Henry ‘Nacho’ Laun, ‘School of Rock’ actor Kevin Clark, ‘Love Boat’ actor Gevin McLeod and ‘The Wire’ actor Robert Hogan also lost their lives recently.
 
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Actress Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell (daughter of Alfred) speaks to fans of director Alfred Hitchcock during a DVD signing at Rocket Video on October 5, 2005, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

How did Pat Hitchcock die?

The cause of Pat Hitchcock’s death was not revealed by the family. Born in London in 1928 to Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville, Pat later moved to Los Angeles along with her family in 1939. Her first stint with acting came in the form of a Broadway play called ‘Violet’. She then made her mark with films like ‘The Case of Thomas Pyke’, ‘Skateboard’, ‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ and ‘Ladies of the Corridor’ among a few others. She also showed her exceptional acting skills on the small screen with TV shows like ‘Suspense’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘My Little Margie’, ‘Matinee Theatre’ and ‘The Life of Riley’ along with the 10 episodes of ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’.

Pat was married to a businessman Joseph E O’Connell Jr, who died in 1994 due to a heart attack. She mainly focused on raising her children as her career then took a backseat. However, she stayed active by writing for her father’s Mystery Magazine. She also penned a biography of her mother called ‘Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man’ with Laurent Bouzereau. While shedding light on her father in a past interview, as reported by NME, she stated, “There wasn’t anything unusual about it. Just like with [any other actor], we would discuss the scene and do it. We didn’t try out stuff.”

Actress Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell (daughter of Alfred) speaks to fans of director Alfred Hitchcock during a signing at Rocket Video on October 5, 2005, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

‘Goodbye to Pat Hitchcock, who was glorious’

Ardent movie lovers rushed to Twitter to pay their tributes to the late actress. One user said, “Goodbye to Pat Hitchcock, who was glorious.” Another posted, “RIP Pat Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred, tremendous actress in her own right. It was a privilege to meet her and talk to her 20 years ago when she attended the Reno Film Festival. I will never forget the wonderful conversation we had!”
 
The next one posted, “So sad to hear that the news that Pat Hitchcock has passed away. To me she was always the highlight of every film she was in, and her Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Into Thin Air" is one of my absolute favorites. She just seemed like such an incredibly sweet person.” Whereas, another in a disbelief state said, “no no no I was just rewatching Psycho last night & was so happy she was still with us. RIP Pat Hitchcock. She was more talented than folks gave her credit for, & just the coolest in interviews.” Meanwhile, one concluded, “Sad news, but a long life well lived. RIP Pat Hitchcock.”

Actress Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell (daughter of Alfred) signs an Alfred Hitchcock DVD during a signing at Rocket Video on October 5, 2005, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)


 



 



 



 



 

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