LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tragedy continues to mount for actress Lana Wood after the death of her 42-year-old daughter who had a heart attack last week.
Wood, younger sister of actress Natalie Wood, who drowned off Catalina in 1981 under mysterious circumstances, told RadarOnline she removed life support from Evan Maldonado — her only child — on Tuesday.
The death comes two days before what would have been Natalie’s 79th birthday.
Lana Wood, 71, is perhaps best known for TV’s “Peyton Place” and as one-time Bond girl Plenty O’Toole in 1971’s “Diamonds are Forever.”
This past April, she did a sit down interview with “Inside Edition.” During that interview, the five-times married (and once annulled) actress revealed she and her daughter, who was battling cancer, were basically homeless. Wood said she was living in a motel room just outside Los Angeles with her daughter, son-in-law, their three children and two dogs.
Wood said her financial troubles started with her daughter’s mounting medical bills and radiation treatments.