Linda Hamilton fans sent the Terminator star their condolences after news broke that her twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Freas, died earlier this month at 63. Freas only appeared in one film, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, helping director James Cameron pull off two unforgettable scenes in the movie without digital tricks. Freas died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22, and lived in Mount Lauren, New Jersey.
Freas and Hamilton were born in Salisbury, Maryland, on Sept. 26, 1956. Freas was an emergency room nurse and hospice nurse, according to her obituary in the Burlington County Times. Her obituary notes that Freas was a "consummate caretaker" who was dedicated to helping others. She was an "avid fisherwoman," but, "Above all, she cherished the time spent with her family and friends, and will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind." Survivors include her children, Ashley, Adam, and Kendall; sisters Hamilton and Laura Hamilton; brother Ford Hamilton; stepbrother Jeffrey Payne; and two grandchildren, Luna Bo and Ollie.
In the second Terminator movie, Freas was seen in two memorable scenes. In one scene, she played Sarah Connor in a mirror while her sister was seen working on the brain of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800. Later on, the evil T-1000 turns into Sarah Connor, so Freas was brought in so Cameron could have both the fake Sarah and real Sarah on the screen at the same time.
Prayers prayers to all her fam so sorry for ur loss !!!— Ruben Vitela (@cuteyes17) August 30, 2020
Hamilton first played Sarah Conner in Cameron's The Terminator in 1984, then again in T2 and the T2-3D: Battle Across Time Universal Studios ride. Last year, she returned to the part for Terminator: Dark Fate, which Cameron produced. The film received good reviews but was not a hit. Hamilton recently told The Hollywood Reporter she would not play the character again.prevnext
Leslie H. Freas (#LindaHamilton's twin sister) has sadly passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. She was 63.August 27, 2020
This is so sad. Leslie's contribution to the greatest sequel and action/scifi film ever made will never be forgotten.— Michael Edwards (@Michael_Harry90) August 27, 2020