Various sources are reporting Maila Nurmi has died of natural causes at the age of 86.
Nurmi is better known as the raven-haired horror host of the 1950s who inspired countless successors including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Her svelte figure and gothic looks were unparalleled; in fact, director Ed Wood didn't change a thing about her appearance when he used her for his notorious sci-fi/horror bomb Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Nurmi passed away in her sleep several days ago. According to Metroblogging, her friends are seeking to find her a place in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.