‘She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her’
Nicki Aycox, best known for her performances as Meg Masters on The CW’s Supernatural and Jaimie Allen on TNT’s Dark Blue, died at the age of 47 after a battle with cancer.
Susan Raab Ceklosky, the actress’s sister-in-law, confirmed her death in a Facebook post on Thursday.
She added, alongside photos of Nicki and her husband Matt Raab,: “My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side.”
“Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”
Nicki Aycox was diagnosed with cancer
In 2020, Nicki was diagnosed with cancer after initially believing she had contacted covid, and she underwent chemotherapy and stem cell transplants.
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Her battle was documented on her vegan lifestyle website Cashews & Olives, and she posted health updates on the site’s Instagram page.
On March 25, she summoned the energy to sing from her hospital bed following a chemo session in her farewell Instagram post.
On Sunday, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke paid tribute to Nicki Aycox in a heartfelt social media message.
Kripke posted a gif of Nicki’s Meg Masters blowing a candle, along with a homage to her. “Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away.
“Too young. She was a delight & delivered lines like honey & venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackluster’ legendary,” he mentioned.
Nicki Aycox grew up in Hennessey, Oklahoma, and spent her childhood competing in pageants and playing the piano before attending the University of Oklahoma.
She then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, appearing in Weird Science, LA Heat, 3rd Rock From the Sun, USA High, and Boy Meets World in the late 1990s.
She had a seven-episode storyline in Providence as Lily Gallagher, as well as guest appearances in The X-Files, Ally McBeal, and Dark Angel. Nicki has also appeared in films such as Crime + Punishment in Suburbia, Rave McBeth, and Jeepers Creepers 2.
Before getting her adored role as Meg Masters on Supernatural, she had extended arcs in Ed, LAX, and Over There. She played the demonic character in four Season 4 episodes and one Season 5 episode.
Nicki also appeared as Jaimie Allen in the TNT crime thriller series Dark Blue and recurred on Cold Case.
Her final films before retiring were The Girl on the Train and Dead on Campus, both released in 2014.