Nicki Aycox, ‘Supernatural’ Actress, Dead at 47

by Taylor Cunningham
(Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Supernatural star Nicki Aycox passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16. following a battle with cancer. She was 47 years old.

The actress, who is known for playing Meg Masters in the CW drama’s seasons1 through 4, suffered from leukemia. Aycox’s sister-in-law, Susan Raab Ceklosky, shared news of the tragic death through a Facebook post on Thursday.

“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,” Cekloskly wrote on Nov. 17. “Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”

The Oklahoma native broke into Hollywood at just 21 years old with a spot on Weird Science. The role helped her continue finding consistent guest spots on major series such as Third Rock From the Sun, Boy Meets World, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Nicki Aycox gained steam after her stint on Supernatural and found recurring work on shows like Cold Case, where she played Christina Rush, the lead character’s sister, and Dark Blue, where she starred as Jaimie Allen for 20 episodes.

The actress also played in several feature-length films. Her first movie role came in 1997 when she starred in Defying Gravity. Aycox also played in Jeepers Creepers 2, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and Perfect Strangers.

Nicki Aycox Retired From Acting in 2014 and Moved on to Singing and Writing

The star’s final role came in 2014’s Dead on Campus. Following that project, Nicki Aycox retired from the industry. Why she gave up acting is unclear. And the only formal announcement she made on the matter came on Instagram where she wrote that she was a “former actress” in her bio.

Following news of her death, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke posted a touching tribute to Aycock on Twitter by writing “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.”

Following her on-screen career, Nicki Aycox had brief success in the music industry. In 2015, she released an EP titled Red Velvet Room. However, she never gave fans a follow-up.

In her later years, Aycox spent her time writing about her healthy, vegan lifestyle on her blog Cashews and Olives. She also opened up about her struggle with leukemia through the website and Instagram.

This is a developing story.