Alberta Watson, 'Nikita,' '24' actress, dead at 60

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TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Alberta Watson poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. Alberta Watson's hair was done by Stylist Rykr and her make up was done by make artist Jacqueline De Sousa for Chanel. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 11: Actor Peter Keleghan (L) and actress Alberta Watson arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival gala presenation of the film 'Away From Her' held at the Roy Thomson Hall on September 11, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jim Ross/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Alberta Watson poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. Alberta Watson's hair was done by Stylist Rykr and her make up was done by make artist Jacqueline De Sousa for Chanel. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
HOLLWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 6: Actress Alberta Watson walks on the red carpet during the Cast Reunion Party to Celebrate Season Three DVD release of '24' and the premiere of Season Four on December 6, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Alberta Watson poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. Alberta Watson's hair was done by Stylist Rykr and her make up was done by make artist Jacqueline De Sousa for Chanel. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Alberta Watson looks at the clothing at the Chanel Celebrity Suite in the Four Season hotels during the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
HOLLWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 6: Actress Alberta Watson walks attend the Cast Reunion Party to Celebrate Season Three DVD release of '24' and the premiere of Season Four on December 6, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 5: Actress Alberta Watson attends the gala celebration of the new Chanel Boutique In Conjunction With Time Style And Design Magazine at the Holt Renfrew store on April 5, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jim Ross/Getty Images for Chanel)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Chanel President Roger Forcier, Anny Kazanjian, actor Gordon Pinsent and actress Alberta Watson attend the Toronto International Film Festival Cocktail Party For 'Away From Her' hosted by CHANEL at Chanel Celebrity Suite in the Four Seasons Hotel on September 11, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Darryl James/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Alberta Watson poses for portraits in the Chanel Celebrity Suite at the Four Season hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2006 in Toronto, Canada. Alberta Watson's hair was done by Stylist Rykr and her make up was done by make artist Jacqueline De Sousa for Chanel. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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By THE WRAP

Alberta Watson, who played Madeline in the Canadian series "La Femme Nikita" and Senator Madeline Pierce on the CW series "Nikita," died Saturday after "a long and heroic battle with cancer," a representative for the actress told TheWrap on Monday. She was 60.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the luminous Alberta Watson. Alberta died in the arms of her beloved Ken on Saturday March 21st at Kensington Hospice in Toronto after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer," Gary Goddard Agency, which represented Watson, said in a statement.

A memorial service is currently being planned. "In the meantime, any messages to Alberta's family can be sent to us and we will pass them along," the agency noted.

A Toronto native, Watson also played CTU director Erin Driscoll on the Fox series "24" during its fourth season. Her film credits included "Spanking the Monkey" and "Hackers."

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