Broadway actress Vivien Eng died Thursday from injuries she suffered in a fire in her Manhattan apartment on Tuesday. According to Variety, her neighbor — Good Wife star Dylan Baker — tried to save her from the blaze, but was unable to get to her. Eng was 51.
On Tuesday afternoon, Baker noticed flames coming out of Eng's apartment, banged on the door and called her name. He saw the door was open and attempted to go inside. "When I opened the door, it was a full-fledged fire," he said, according to NBC New York. "It was terrifying." He evacuated his family from the building and immediately called 911.
Firefighters found Eng lying unconscious on the floor and took her to a nearby hospital. She died of burns and smoke inhalation on Thursday. Fire marshals said the accident was caused by smoking materials that hadn't been properly extinguished.
Eng appeared in the 1996 Broadway run of The King and I, as well as on several Law & Order episodes and in the movie Precious.