The actress known for playing Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy movies has died aged 73.

Ramsey appeared in six of the seven Police Academy films over as the softly-spoken sergeant across six years.

She would later pop up in supporting and background roles in a range of films and TV shows until 2017, appearing in Adult Swim claymation TV show Robot Chicken as well as a recurring role in 1992’s The Addams Family.

Her cause of death is yet to be confirmed, but it is believed that she had been unwell over the past few days.

Ramsey is survived by her brother.