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Former child actress J. Madison Wright Morris dies
Updated: 2006-07-26 09:58

J. Madison Wright Morris, a former child actress and model, died at University of Kentucky Hospital. She was 21.

She died Friday of a heart attack, a day after returning from her honeymoon with husband Brent Joseph Morris. They were married July 8.

Morris had appeared in television shows including "Grace Under Fire," "The Nanny," "Earth 2," and "ER." Morris and her sister, Tori, acted in the feature film "Shiloh."

Morris had a heart transplant in 2000, after an X-ray revealed she had an enlarged heart, and she was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy. After her operation, she gave talks to various groups about organ donation.

She had planned to teach 10th-grade English at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester this fall.