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Today’s Special actress Nerene Virgin has died at age 77 – via Muesum of History.

Hamilton has lost one of its most notable faces with the death of acclaimed actress and journalist Nerene Virgin.

According to her obituary, Virgin, best known for Today’s Special TV series and various CBC news programs, died in Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital on Jan 15. A cause of death was not mentioned.

“Nerene was a courageous, vibrant, multi-talented, beautiful, trailblazing Canadian, with an incredible smile. Her spirit graced the realms of teaching, acting, journalism, storytelling, and social justice. She lit up the spaces she entered and left an indelible mark on the hearts and souls of many,” it reads in part.

Virgin was born in Hamilton in 1946. She was descended from an escaped Maryland slave and related to Rev. John C. Holland, the first Black man dubbed “Citizen of the Year.” She later moved to Toronto and studied at Brock University in …

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