Just received official confirmation. The New York Times reports that Satana’s death was announced by her longtime manager Siouxzan Perry. Horrormovies.ca reports that Satana, “passed away yesterday at 5:00pm PST in Reno Nevada” at the age of 76. Perry suspected heart failure was the cause.
Tura Satana, the notoriously beautiful, bad-ass star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! has passed away. The news is met with a heavy heart by the entire film community. John Waters once said Faster Pussycat was, “beyond a doubt the best movie ever made” and scores of directors owe a great debt to Satana and crew.
There was certainly no doubt that Satana was one of the sexiest, bravest women on the silver screen. We all owe you a great deal, Tura.
With much love and a few tears,
Video Word Made Flesh
“I never try anything. I just do it. And I don’t beat clocks, just people! Wanna try me?”
– Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!