Kathryn Kates, 'Orange is the New Black' and 'Seinfeld' actress, dead at 73

Kathryn Kates attends the Broadway opening night performance after-party

"After a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer, Kathryn passed away

We can confirm that Kathryn was 73 years old

Kathryn was our client for many years, and about one year ago

After finding out that the lung cancer she was treated for 20 years ago had returned

She was incredibly brave, thoughtful, wise and loving Kathryn approached every role she ever played