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'7th Heaven' Actress Dies In Her Sleep At 40

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Actress Sarah Goldberg, who was best known for her role as the love interest of Matt Camden (portrayed by Barry Watson) in 7th Heaven, died of natural causes at the age of 40.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Goldberg quietly passed away in her sleep with her laptop resting on her lap on Sept. 27 at her family's cabin in Wisconsin. Although the actress' autopsy results did not find a reason for her death, her mother suspected it was related to a heart problem.

“She went to sleep and didn’t wake up,” her mother told the Sun-Times.

Goldberg also had roles in Training Day and Jurassic Park III. Watson, who portrayed her husband on 7th Heaven tweeted about her death:

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It's been a rough week in news surrounding the 7th Heaven cast. TMZ released an audio recording on Tuesday of actor Stephen Collins (who portrayed the pastor and father on 7th Heaven) admitting to molesting three girls. Since then, Collins has been dropped from productions, and even reruns of the show have been pulled from networks.